Verdi: Aida

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Verdi: Aida

Verdi: Aida


Kate Aldrich (Amneris), Adina Aaron (Aida), Scott Piper (Radamès), Paolo Pecchioli (Il Re) & Giuseppe Garra (Amonasro)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini, Massimiliano Stefanelli (conductor) & Franco Zeffirelli (stage director)

This refreshing production of Aida by the master of extravaganza, Franco Zeffirelli, comes from Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Busseto, Verdi’s birthplace. The roles are sung by talented young performers such as Kate Aldrich and Scott Piper to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Verdi’s death. Despite the small size of this wonderful theater Zeffirelli realized what he does best: a spectacle.

Conducted by Massimiliano Stefanelli the Orchestra and Chorus of the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini convince with an overwhelming performance. And when it comes to the final duet between the two lovers, Adina Aaron and Scott Piper do it with a plomb – in a tender and very moving way.

Bonus: The Making of Aida

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Picture Format: 4:3

DVD Format: 2 x DVD 9 / NTSC

Subtitles: IT (Original Language), GB, DE, FR, ES

Running Time: 142 mins + 46 mins (Bonus)

FSK: 0

“Adina Aaron gives an outstanding committed performance; one that is remarkable among those I have encountered on record or in the theatre over many years...Aldrich as Amneris matches her vocally and in her acting...Stefanelli conducts his small orchestra with a feel for Verdian line.” MusicWeb International, 22nd January 2014

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Arthaus Musik - 107088

(DVD Video - 2 discs)

$33.25

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Verdi: Aida

Verdi: Aida

Teatro Regio di Parma, February 2012


Susanna Branchini (Aida), Mariana Pentcheva (Amneris), Walter Fraccaro (Radames), Alberto Gazale (Amonasro), Carlo Malinverno (Il Re di Egitto), George Andguladze (Ramfis), Cosimo Vassallo (Un messaggiero), Yu Guanqun (Una sacerdotessa)

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma, Antonino Fogliani

Staged by Joseph Franconi Lee

C Major approaches the end of their Tutto Verdi project with a prodution of Verdi’s epic Aïda.

The performance from Teatro Regio di Parma is conducted by Antonino Fogliani, who has performed at Teatro alla Scala, Sydney Opera House, Teatro La Fenice and others.

The cast is led by Mariana Pentcheva – a regular performer at Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House, Teatro Real in Madrid and Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona.

PICTURE: 16:9, HD

BD: DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM 2.0

RUNNING TIME: TOTAL: 165 MINUTES (OPERA: 154 MINUTES, BONUS: 11 MINUTES)

SUBTITLES: ITALIAN (ORIGINAL LANGUAGE), ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, SPANISH, CHINESE, KOREAN, JAPANESE, BONUS: ENGLISH, ITALIAN

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“a musically strong and visually spectacular production...In a very traditional staging, Lee brings an enormous amount of visual detail to the opera...Aida and Amneris lead with superb performances, extracting every ounce of the psychological drama of the later acts...The orchestra, under Fogliani’s direction, play with a brilliant palette of colours.” MusicWeb International, 3rd October 2013

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

C Major TUTTO VERDI - 724904

(Blu-ray)

$33.25

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Verdi: Aida

Verdi: Aida


Renata Tebaldi (Aida), Giulietta Simionato (Amneris), Carlo Bergonzi (Radamès), Cornell MacNeil (Amonasro), Arnold van Mill (Ramfis), Fernando Corena (Il Re di Egitto), Piero de Palma (Un Messaggero), Eugenia Ratti (Ina Sacerdotessa)

Vienna Singverien & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

Studio recording, 1959

Alto - ALC2009

(CD - 2 discs)

$10.25

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Verdi: Aida

Verdi: Aida

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 27th June & 1st July 1994

Stage Director: Elijah Moshinsky


Cheryl Studer (Aida), Dennis O’Neill (Radames), Luciana d’Intino (Amneris), Alexandru Agache (Amonasro), Robert Lloyd (Ramfis), Mark Beesley (King), Yvonne Barclay (High Priestess), John Marsden (Messager)

The Royal Opera Chorus & The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Edward Downes

Cheryl Studer, in the title role, leads an excellent cast in Elijah Moshinsky's 1994 production of Verdi's extravagant and magnificent Egyptian opera. Aida was acclaimed at its first performance in 1871 and has grown in stature ever since to become one of the best-loved and most-performed grand operas of all time.

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 151 Mins
SOUND: PCM 2.0
SUBTITLES: EN

“This DVD of a distinguished account of Verdi's grand opera from 1994 has a great deal to recommend it, yet in the end I'm not sure that it manages to avoid cliché of the sense that the work has gone slightly stale, for all its fine moments.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2008 ****

“[Sir Edward Downes’] command of the score's structure, its curious blend of delicacy and bombast, of classical propriety and romantic excess, is complete and he drew superbly disciplined playing from the pit and lusty singing from the augmented chorus.” The Times

DVD Video

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Format: NTSC

Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection - OAR3104D

(DVD Video)

$16.75

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Verdi: Aida

Verdi: Aida


Leontyne Price (Aida), Jon Vickers (Radamès), Rita Gorr (Amneris), Robert Merrill (Amonasro), Plinio Clabassi (Il Re di Egitto), Giorgio Tozzi (Ramfis), Franco Ricciardi (Un Messaggero), Mietta Sighiele (Una Sacerdotessa)

Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Sir Georg Solti

“Solti motivates his account of Verdi's score with thrilling dynamism, fully displaying the music's grandeur and depth as well as deriving considerable refinement from his Roman forces. His cast is led by Leontyne Price, the Aida of her generation, her enriched soprano fleshing out the title role with heady sensuality” BBC Music Magazine, 2013

“Leontyne Price had a gift for fusing voice, words and meaning, and was even able to adapt her vocal colours to her conductor. . . She had the voice of velvet, used it with wisdom and artistry for 50 years, and set vocal and theatrical standards in Verdi” Gramophone Magazine

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Decca - 4831600

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Verdi: Aida

Verdi: Aida

Teatro Regio Torino, October 2015


Kristin Lewis (Aida), Marco Berti (Radames), Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris), Mark S. Doss (Amonasro), In-Sung Sin (Il Re), Giacomo Prestia (Ramfis)

Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino, Gianandrea Noseda

STAGED BY: William Friedkin

Originally commissioned to celebrate the completion of the Suez Canal and the opening of Cairo’s new opera house, Verdi’s Egyptian epic Aida is here seen in a spectacular new staging in the Teatro Regio Torino by the Oscar-winning American film director William Friedkin, creator of such famous movies as The Exorcist and The French Connection. The cast featuring the American soprano Kristin Lewis, who exhibits “a remarkable voice, which she uses with powerful dramatic instinct” (La Stampa), and the Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili, whose Amneris “dominates the stage with her dark, rounded, irresistible voice and extraordinary stage presence” (La Gazzetta Musicale) is first-rate. All were united in praise of Noseda: “he controls everything - orchestra, singers, chorus, dancers, acrobats – with an all-encompassing overview” (La Stampa); “he knows exactly when it’s time to linger over a timbre, a colour, an expressive chord” (Corriere della Sera).

SOUND FORMAT DVD: Dolby Stereo, dts 5.1

PICTURE 16:9, HD

SUBTITLES: Italian (original language), English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

BOOKLET: English, German, French

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 148 mins

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

C Major - 736908

(DVD Video)

$33.25

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Verdi: Aida

Verdi: Aida

Teatro Regio Torino, October 2015


Kristin Lewis (Aida), Marco Berti (Radames), Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris), Mark S. Doss (Amonasro), In-Sung Sin (Il Re), Giacomo Prestia (Ramfis)

Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino, Gianandrea Noseda

STAGED BY: William Friedkin

Originally commissioned to celebrate the completion of the Suez Canal and the opening of Cairo’s new opera house, Verdi’s Egyptian epic Aida is here seen in a spectacular new staging in the Teatro Regio Torino by the Oscar-winning American film director William Friedkin, creator of such famous movies as The Exorcist and The French Connection. The cast featuring the American soprano Kristin Lewis, who exhibits “a remarkable voice, which she uses with powerful dramatic instinct” (La Stampa), and the Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili, whose Amneris “dominates the stage with her dark, rounded, irresistible voice and extraordinary stage presence” (La Gazzetta Musicale) is first-rate. All were united in praise of Noseda: “he controls everything - orchestra, singers, chorus, dancers, acrobats – with an all-encompassing overview” (La Stampa); “he knows exactly when it’s time to linger over a timbre, a colour, an expressive chord” (Corriere della Sera).

SOUND FORMAT Blu-ray: PCM 2.0, dts-HD MA 5.1

PICTURE 16:9, HD

SUBTITLES: Italian (original language), English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

BOOKLET: English, German, French

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 148 mins

“A dramatically satisfying – and well-filmed, production which can stand alongside the finest.” MusicWeb International, 6th December 2016

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

C Major - 737004

(Blu-ray)

$33.25

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Verdi: Aida

Verdi: Aida


Leontyne Price (Aida), Plácido Domingo (Radamès), Grace Bumbry (Amneris), Sherrill Milnes (Amonasro), Ruggero Raimondi (Ramphis), Hans Sotin (Il Re di Egitto), Joyce Mathis (Una Sacerdotessa), Bruce Brewer (Un Messaggero), John Alldis Choir (Chorus)

London Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf

Sony - G010003563731F

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Verdi: Aida

Verdi: Aida


Andrea Bocelli (Radamès), Kristin Lewis (Aida), Veronica Simeoni (Amneri), Giorgio Giuseppini (Il Re), Ambrogio Maestri (Amonasro) & Carlo Colombara (Ramfis)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Zubin Mehta

Following Andrea Bocelli’s recent smash-hit release “Cinema”, the award-winning, top-selling, international tenor returns to his first love, singing opera. One of the world’s best-loved operas, AIDA has been performed over 1,100 times at New York’s Metropolitan Opera alone.

Through an opera of high dramatic tension, Verdi offers monumental scenes and intimate drama. Taking the lead male role of Radamès – an Egyptian military commander – Bocelli’s powerful tenor tells a compelling story of dedication, intrigue, power, and intense love.

In this eagerly-awaited complete opera recording from superstar Andrea Bocelli, the tenor assembles a fine cast to explore Verdi’s most spectacular work: the award-winning American soprano Kristin Lewis takes the role of Aida, the brilliant Italian mezzo Veronica Simeoni as Amneri. Giorgio Giuseppini takes the role of Il Re (the Egyptian King), the powerful Ambrogio Maestri (“Italy’s answer to Bryn Terfel”) as Amonasro and Carlo Colombara, renowned Verdi bass, as Ramfis.

Decca - 4830075

(CD - 2 discs)

$25.25

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Verdi: Aida

Verdi: Aida

New York, 1949


Herva Nelli (Aida), Richard Tucker (Radamès), Eva Gustavson (Amneris), Giuseppe Valdengo (Amonasro), Norman Scott (Ramphis), Dennis Harbour (Il Re di Egitto), Teresa Stich-Randall (Una Sacerdotessa), Virginio Assandri (Un Messaggero)

Nelli, Tucker, Valdengo, Gustavson, NBC SO, Robert Shaw Chorale, Toscanini (conductor), Arturo Toscanini

Urania - WS121183

(CD - 2 discs)

$12.75

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