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Verdi - Aida

Zubin Mehta/Birgit Nilsson/Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera, Roma/Grace Bumbry/Franco Corelli/Mario Sereni/Bonaldo Giaiotti/Ferruccio Mazzoli/Piero De Palma/Mirella Fiorentini/Coro Del Teatro Dell'Oper
28 Nov. 2005 | Format: MP3

£18.49 (VAT included if applicable)
Also available in CD Format
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 28 Nov. 2005
  • Release Date: 28 Nov. 2005
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Copyright: c 1989 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 2:20:25
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  • ASIN: B001INXW4E
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 435,214 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judy Spotheim on 17 May 2015
Format: Audio CD
I am not going to split hair here - but this 2-set CD is a must for every student of the Callas art:
The recording was made in Mexico city 3rd July 1951, and is one of few very early Callas stage (live) recording, the earliest being Trovatore from 20th June 1950, (with Kurt Baum, Julietta Simionato, and the celebrated American baritone Leonard Warren - who sung just two performances and left, saying it was a mad-house to sing with that lot, Callas included...)

The Aida at hand here (July 1951), shows Callas voice in full power and range (including the legendary "Mi-bemol" - the E-flat carried on at the bull's eye of the pitch, [Triumphal scene, tail-end] held high for a duration of a good several seconds without failing and without wobbling - in short; a miracle. And there was a reasons for that unusual shot at this note:

It started with an early performances of Mexico Aida with a different cast that included Giulietta Simionato as Amneris, and Kurt Baum as Radames, who at the first night performance kept clinging to his high brassy notes regardless of the score marking, and which infuriated so Callas and other members of the cast concocted the revenge; Instead of Verdi's ending of Aida in the Triumphal Scene, Maria Callas would soar upwards one full octave and sustain a full voiced E-flat virtually all the way through the end of the orchestral finale. The audience loved it, it had all the excitement of a trapeze jangler letting go of the trapeze - and opera public adore a good "on the spot" circus act, (years later, Callas commented that "when someone is a young performer one is more of an athlete than an artist"...
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By Ralph Moore TOP 100 REVIEWER on 8 Aug. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Franco Corelli made two commercial recordings of “Aida”: the first was for Cetra in 1956 and has been ably reviewed by my MusicWeb colleagues Göran Forsling and Calvin Goodwin. It is in good mono and sports a fine cast, but is rather similar to this live recording under review, insofar as all the singers are between good and excellent but the Radamès clearly remains the star of the show. In 1956 Corelli was in freshest voice and less inclined to grandstand but the incipient tremolo and lisp, partially remedied by study under Lauri-Volpi, are both very apparent and he had not yet begun to cultivate the famous diminuendo required by Verdi for the concluding B flat of “Celeste Aida” which was always so impressive yet might have hastened his vocal decline.

The second studio recording made ten years later in 1966 for Mehta, finds him able to produce that famous effect but also coarser and less obviously the star, being paired with the formidable Birgit Nilsson in a role which did not ideally suit her gifts.

To my ears, despite being in mono, this live Metropolitan recording from mid-way the two previously mentioned represents the ideal of Corelli’s Radamès, apart from the absence of that diminuendo on the closing note of the opening aria. He is absolutely thrilling throughout, admittedly grandstanding shamelessly on the repeated, absurdly prolonged high A’s of the “Io resto a te” at the close of Act III, but that forms an electrifying climax to the wonderfully dramatic confrontation with Irene Dalis’s desperate Amneris. I find him wholly believable as the lovestruck young warrior who refuses to compromise his honour.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Arnar on 23 Jun. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought a used copy of these highlights only to hear how these famous singers sound in this revered performance. They sound excellent but listening to this opera in parts like here is not that enjoyable. This opera is very much a whole rather than a sum of the parts and does therefore not work at all as highlights. Therefore, only three stars.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ronald on 18 Dec. 2011
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i am so glad that sony have rereleased this set again. as i love aprille millo as a singer.what a shame she dropped out of the opera circle so suddenly,amazing voice and expression and on top of all that, quite a character in real life,with that winning smile and cheeky look that was unique to her espeacially in live concerts.you are missed miss millo and i hope you are happy where ever you are now.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James Miller on 6 Feb. 2014
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I read that this said in the advert that it was in DVD form I already had this cd within my own collection,
very disappointed that was not the case. poor marks
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