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Verdi: Aida / Tebaldi, Stignani, Del Monaco, Erede


Release Date: 04/12/1994 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 440239   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata TebaldiMario Del MonacoFernando CorenaAldo Protti,   ... 
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome ChorusSanta Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 25 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Libretto not included.

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"Now it is well worth putting up with 'old' sound-patterns if, through them, there reaches us the art of a Melba or a Caruso — even a Stignani; and this last is what we get here. She is magnificent in the "Ah tu dei vivere" reproach to Radamès and her denunciation of the Priests. Renata Tebaldi too was at her peak and her singing in Act 3 especially is worth having — strong enunciation, dramatic vehemence, fine phrasing. "O patra mia" is not sung like this very often in any decade and the two great duets which succeed it show Tebaldi as the artist as well as the pace maker."

– Gramophone [4/1967], from review of Decca LP reissue
Libretto not included.

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"Now it is well worth putting up with 'old' sound-patterns if, through them, there reaches us the art of a Melba or a Caruso — even a Stignani; and this last is what we get here. She is magnificent in the "Ah tu dei vivere" reproach to Radamès and her denunciation of the Priests. Renata Tebaldi too was at her peak and her singing in Act 3 especially is worth having — strong enunciation, dramatic vehemence, fine phrasing. "O patra mia" is not sung like this very often in any decade and the two great duets which succeed it show Tebaldi as the artist as well as the pace maker."

– Gramophone [4/1967], from review of Decca LP reissue Read less

Works on This Recording

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Fernando Corena (Bass),
Aldo Protti (Baritone), Dario Caselli (Bass), Piero de Palma (Tenor),
Ebe Stignani (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Aida: Overture
Aida / Act 1: Sì: corre voce che l'Etiope ardisca
Aida / Act 1: Se quel guerrier io fossi!..Celeste Aida
Aida / Act 1: Quale insolita gioia
Aida / Act 1: Alta cagion v'aduna
Aida / Act 1: Ritorna vincitor!
Aida / Act 1: Possente, possente Fthà
Aida / Act 1: Mortal, diletto ai Numi
Aida / Act 2: Chi mai fra gl'inni e i plausi
Aida / Act 2: Fu la sorte dell'armi a'tuoi funesta
Aida / Act 3: Pur ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida
Aida / Act 2: Su! del Nilo al sacro lido
Aida / Act 3: Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti
Aida / Act 2: Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside
Aida / Act 3: Tu...Amonasro!...tu!...il Re?
Aida / Act 4: L'aborrita rivale a me sfuggia
Aida / Act 2: Marcia
Aida / Act 4: Già i Sacerdoti adunansi
Aida / Act 2: Vieni, o guerriero vindice
Aida / Act 4: Ohimè!...morir mi sento! Oh! chi lo salva?
Aida / Act 4: Radamès! Radamès! Radamès!
Aida / Act 4: La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse
Aida / Act 4: Presago il core della tua condonna
Aida / Act 4: O terra, addio; addio valle di pianti
Aida / Act 2: Salvator della patria, io ti saluto
Aida / Act 2: Che veggo!...Egli?...Mio padre!
Aida / Act 2: Quest'assisa ch'io vesto vi dica
Aida / Act 2: Ma tu, Re, tu signore possente
Aida / Act 2: O Re: pei sacri Numi
Aida / Act 3: O tu che sei d'Osiride
Aida / Act 3: Qui Radames verrà!...O Patria mia
Aida / Act 3: Ciel! mio padre!
Aida / Act 2: Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  5 Customer Reviews )
 Standards March 12, 2015 By Stephan Vitas (Silver Spring, MD) See All My Reviews "This recording still sets the standard against which it is legitimate to measure all that followed. Tebaldi & Del Monaco (together with bass Cesare Siepi) carried Italian opera through the bland 1950s, into the decline of the 60s, & can be credited with the revival era which we now enjoy." Report Abuse
 all that and more May 3, 2013 By J. Tatnall (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "I cannot do better than what my fellow operaphiles have written. But I do want to point out that this early 50s mono recording does a fine job in the triumphal scene differentiating the various stage and pit elements: the band wails away quite apart from the orchestra; not off stage but on it in full earshot. It is not polite but squally and exciting! Bravi!" Report Abuse
 A Classic March 19, 2013 By Sebastiao Lacerda (Rui de Janeiro, RJ) See All My Reviews "There is not much to say about this recording, except it is absolutely a classic. Del Monaco and Tebaldi show why they were one of the most formidable couple in this repertoire in the 50's and mid 60's. Same goes to the rest of the cast, with Stignani (superb too), Caselli, corena and De Palma." Report Abuse
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