Verdi: Aida

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Label: ARTHAUS
Catalog: 107088
Format: DVD

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

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