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Verdi: Aida / Questa, Corelli, Curtis-verna, Pirazzini, Cesarini

Verdi / Corelli / Rai Sym Orch & Chorus / Questa
Release Date: 08/13/2013 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 1493   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Curtis-VernaGiulio NeriMiriam PirazziniGiangiacomo Guelfi,   ... 
Conductor:  Angelo Questa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra TurinItalian Radio Chorus Turin
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Radamès, a military hero in ancient Egypt, is engaged to Amneris, the Pharaoh’s daughter, but secretly loves the slave girl Aida instead. Exposed as a traitor, Radamès is condemned to die in a “living tomb” underground, where Aida joins him at the end.

“[This re-release] will undoubtedly find its primary justification, for most collectors, in the Radamès of the young Franco Corelli … the first complete recording by a now legendary and well-loved artist … Mary Curtis-Verna offers an idiomatic, sincere, and wholly committed account of the tremendously challenging title role … Miriam Pirazzini is a wonderful Amneris, rich and vibrant in tone … Questa provides unobtrusive and thoroughly stylish conducting.” —
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Works on This Recording

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Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Curtis-Verna (Soprano), Giulio Neri (Bass), Miriam Pirazzini (Mezzo Soprano),
Giangiacomo Guelfi (Baritone), Antonio Zerbini (Bass), Athos Cesarini (Tenor),
Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Angelo Questa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin,  Italian Radio Chorus Turin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Venue:  Turin, Italy 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Prelude
Act I: Sì, corre voce
Act I: Se quel guerrier io fossi! ? Celeste Aida
Act I: Quale insolita gioia nel tuo sguardo
Act I: Vieni, o diletta, appressati
Act I: Alta cagion v'aduna
Act I: Su, del Nilo al sacro lido
Act I: Ritorna vincitor!
Act I: Possente, possente Fthà
Act I: Immenso Fthà!
Act I: Nume, custode e vindice
Act II: Chi mai fra gl'inni e i plausi
Act II: Danza di piccoli schiavi mori
Act II: Vieni, sul crin ti piovano
Act II: Fu la sorte dell'armi a'tuoi funesta
Act II: Pietà ti prenda del mio dolor
Act II: Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside
Act II: Marcia trionfale
Act II: Ballabile
Act II: Vieni, o guerriero vindice
Act II: Salvator della Patria, io ti saluto
Act II: Che veggo! Egli? Mio padre!
Act II: O Re, pei sacri Numi
Act III: O tu che sei d'Osiride
Act III: Qui Radamès verrà
Act III: O patria mia
Act III: Ciel! mio padre!
Act III: Pur ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida
Act III: Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti
Act III: Ma dimmi, per qual via
Act IV: L'abborrita rivale a me sfuggia
Act IV: Già i sacerdoti adunansi
Act IV: Ohimè! Morir mi sento
Act IV: A lui vivo, la tomba
Act IV: La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse
Act IV: O terra, addio; addio, valli di pianti

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