Verdi - Aida (Blu-ray) | C Major Entertainment 737004

Verdi - Aida (Blu-ray)

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Label: C Major Entertainment

Cat No: 737004

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 14th October 2016

Contents

Artists

Kristin Lewis
Marco Berti
Anita Rachvelishvili
Mark S Doss
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio Torino

Conductor

Gianandrea Noseda

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida

Artists

Kristin Lewis
Marco Berti
Anita Rachvelishvili
Mark S Doss
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio Torino

Conductor

Gianandrea Noseda

About

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 first rate cast features 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). 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).

Cast:
- Aida: Kristin Lewis
- Radames: Marco Berti
- Amneris: Anita Rachvelishvili
- Amonasro: Mark S Doss
- Ramfis: Giacomo Prestia
- The King: In-Sung Sim
- Messenger: Dario Prola
- High Priestess: Kate Fruchterman

Stage direction: William Friedkin
Recording date: Teatro Regio Torino, October 2015
Sound format: PCM 2.0, dts-HD MA 5.1
Picture: 16:9, HD
Subtitles: It (original language), Eng, Ger, Fr, Sp, Cn, Kor, Jap
Booklet: English, German, French
Total running time: 148 mins

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