Title: Giuseppe Verdi 's "Aida "
Original title : Giuseppe Verdi: Aida
Year : 2012
Director : Gianfranco De Bosio
Conductor : Daniel Oren
Cast : Hui He (Aida), Marco Berti (Radames), Andrea Ulbrich (Amneris), Ambrogio Maestri (Amonasro), Roberto Tagliavini (The King), Antonella Trevisan (High Priestess), Antonello Ceron (A messenger), Arena di Verona Ballet, Arena di Verona Chorus and Orchestra
The grand scale and magnificent acoustics of the Roman arena in Verona are ideally suited to the pageantry of Verdi's Egyptian opera, presented here in a staging that is true to the original 1913 production, framed by obelisks and sphinxes and filled with chorus and dancers. Chinese soprano Hui He has won international acclaim for her portrayal of the eponymous slave girl whose forbidden love for the war hero Radames (Marco Berti) brings death to them both.
Recorded live at Arena di Verona, June 2012 .
Issued: USA | Naxos