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Saturday, June 20, 2015 Permalink

At The Opera, Verdi:Aida, June 20, 2015

  

Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a scenario often attributed to French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette. Aida was first performed at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on December 24, 1871. The Egyptians have captured and enslaved Aida, an Ethiopian princess. An Egyptian military commander, Radamès, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the Pharaoh. To complicate the story further, the Pharaoh's daughter Amneris is in love with Radamès, although he does not return her feelings. This live 1972 recording stars Matina Arroyo and Placido Domingo. Claudio Abbado condcuts the La Scala opera.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
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8:08pm
G. Verdi: Aida (Live 1972) BUY La Scala; Claudio Abbado, conductor Arroyo/Domingo
11:00pm
11:06pm
Mozart: Welche Wonne, Welche Lust BUY from Very Best of; composed by Mozart
11:09pm
Mozart: Voi Che Sapete BUY from Very Best of; composed by Mozart
11:11pm
Mozart: Der Holle Rache BUY from Very Best of; composed by Mozart
11:15pm
Mozart: Ach, Ich Fuhl's BUY from Very Best of; composed by Mozart
11:19pm
Puccini: Il Tabarro Live 1967 BUY from Placido Domingo Live Recordings 1967/69; composed by Puccini
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11:33pm
Verdi: Don Carlos: 'Le Voila! C'est l'Infant!' BUY from Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson - Famous Opera Duets (Tenor/Bass); composed by Verdi
11:47pm
Bizet: The Pearl Fishers Duet BUY from Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson - Famous Opera Duets (Tenor/Bass); composed by Bizet
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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