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Donald Macleod focuses on Aida, a remarkable Verdi opera in which, among the spectacular pomp and ceremony, an intimate tragedy unfolds.

Donald Macleod focuses his attention on one of Verdi's most remarkable operas in which, amongst the spectacular pomp and ceremony, an intimate tragedy unfolds. It's the timeless story of a love affair between a man and his enemy's daughter, both torn between love, patriotism and family loyalty.

Aida (extracts)
Radamès ..... Placido Domingo (tenor)
Aida ..... Montserrat Caballé (soprano)
Amneris ..... Fiorenza Cossotto (mezzo)
Amonasro ..... Piero Cappuccilli (baritone)
Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor, Riccardi Muti.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Aida: Act II Sc.2 Grand March (opening)

    Conductor: Riccardo MUTI Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Royal Military School Of Music Band Performer: Royal Opera House Chorus Performer: Royal Opera House Orchestra

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    • 567-613-2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Aida: Act I Sc.1 - 'Se quel guerrier io fossi!' - 'Celeste Aida'

    Conductor: Riccardo MUTI Performer: Placido DOMINGO - Tenor (Radam�s) Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Royal Opera House Orchestra

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    • 567-613-2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Aida: Act II Sc1

    Conductor: Riccardo MUTI Performer: Fiorenza COSSOTTO - Mezzo-soprano (Amneris) Performer: Montserrat CABALLE - Soprano (Aida) Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Royal Opera House Orchestra

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    • 567-613-2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Aida: Act III - 'Qui Radam's verrà' to: 'Padre, a costoro schiava non sono'

    Conductor: Riccardo MUTI Performer: Montserrat CABALLE - Soprano (Aida) Performer: Piero CAPPUCCILLI - Baritone (Amonasro) Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Royal Opera House Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • 567-613-2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Aida Act IV Sc2

    Conductor: Riccardo MUTI Performer: Montserrat CABALLE - Soprano (Aida) Performer: Placido DOMINGO - Tenor (Radam�s) Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Royal Opera House Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • 567-613-2.

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