Verdi : Aida

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The Zurich Opera presents a stunning new production of Verdi‘s most popular, most spectacular work, with Nina Stemme in the title role.

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Verdi : Aida

The Zurich Opera presents a stunning new production of Verdi’s most popular, most spectacular work.

Responding superbly to the role, Swedish soprano Nina Stemme – she of the richly clear voice – offers an Aida vibrant with love and emotion.

Heading a magnificent cast, she makes a poignant couple with talented tenor Salvatore Licitra as Radamès. Luciana d’Intino is nothing less than brilliant in the role of Aida’s rival Amneris and Juan Pons imbues his Amonasro with enormous humanity.

Conducting the Zurich Opera orchestra and chorus, Adam Fischer brings out all the score’s musical and dramatic majesty.

An Aida connoisseur – he has already directed the work several times – Nicolas Joël transposes the action to the period of the opera’s première, at the time of the opening of the Suez Canal. Ezio Frigerio’s sumptuous sets provide a spectacle drenched in the colours of the time of Napoleon III.

This new version has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

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Verdi : Aida

Opera in four acts

Music : Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Libretto : Antonio Ghislanzoni

Aida : Nina Stemme
Radamès : Salvatore Licitra
Il Re : Günther Groissböck
Amneris : Luciana D’intino
Ramfis : Matti Salminen
Amonasro : Juan Pons
Un messagero : Miroslav Christoff
Una sacerdotessa : Christiane Kohl

Zurich Opera Orchestra

Conductor : Adam Fischer

Stage director : Nicolas Joël

Sets : Ezio Frigerio
Costumes : Franca Squarciapino
Lighting design : Hans-Rudolf Kunz

Technical informations

HD recording : Zurich Opernhaus | 05/2006
TV direction : Andy Sommer
Release date : 10 May 2007
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

2 DVD
Reference
: BAC022
Barcode : 3760115300224
Running time : 217 min.
Film : 152 min.
Bonus :
– « The true false story of Aida » a film by Louis Wallecan (52 min.)
– Interview of Andy Sommer (13 min.)
Booklet : FR / ENG / GER
Subtitles : FR / ENG / GER / ITA / SPA
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Region code : 0

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