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Verdi: Aida / He, Sartori, Casolla, Maestri, Wellber, Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra

Release Date: 06/24/2014 
Label:  Bel Air Classiques   Catalog #: 104  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giovanna CasollaFabio SartoriHui HeAmbrogio Maestri
Conductor:  Omer Meir Wellber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena OrchestraVerona Teatro Arena Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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An “Aida” for the XXIst century
To celebrate the centenary of the Arena di Verona and the bicentenary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, La Fura dels Baus opens the "Centanario Festival 2013". Carlus Padrissa and Alex Ollé sign a brillant new version of “Aida”.

“Aida” is the most popular opera of Verona Festival, the only one performed every year, 17000 spectators enjoy the show every evening. This new production is directed by La Fura dels Baus who transform the arena into a huge desert, creating mechanical animals and manufacture a solar power plant. They use their experience in leading large-scale shows
Read more and opera to create the Aida of the XXIst century splendidly conducted by a young talented conductor: Omer Meir Wellber.
The Egyptians have captured and enslaved Aida, an Ethiopian princess. An Egyptian military commander, Radamès, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the Pharaoh. To complicate the story further, the Pharaoh's daughter Amneris is in love with Radamès, although he does not return her feelings.

Director: Andy Sommer
Length: 139 min - Image: Color, 16/9, NTSC
Audio: PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: French, Italian, English, German, Spanish Region: All Region Read less

Works on This Recording

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giovanna Casolla (Soprano), Fabio Sartori (Tenor), Hui He (Soprano),
Ambrogio Maestri (Baritone)
Conductor:  Omer Meir Wellber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra,  Verona Teatro Arena Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 

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