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Title Aida [videorecording] : opera in four acts / [music by] Giuseppe Verdi ; produced by RM Arts in association with RAI ... [et al.].

Imprint [Germany] : Arthaus Musik, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B VERD AID M59DVD    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (35 p. : ill., ports. ; 18 cm)
Note Title from container.
Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni.
Originally released in 1986.
Special features: The making of Aida; including interviews with Luciano Pavarotti, Lorin Maazel, Carlo Bergonzi, Renata Tebaldi, Dame Eve Turner.
Credits Stage director, Luca Ronconi.
Performer Maria Chiara, Luciano Pavarotti, Ghena Dimitrova, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Juan Pons, Paata Burchuladze ; Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala ; Lorin Maazel, conductor.
Event Recorded in 1985 at La Scala, Milan.
Summary In the Egypt of the Pharoahs there is war with Ethiopia. The Ethiopian King's daughter, Aida, has been captured and is now a slave in the service of the Pharoah's daughter, Amneris. Radames loves Aida but is loved by Amneris. He is appointed general of the Egyptian army and in the second scene of the second act returns in triumph, to be rewarded by the unwelcome hand of Amneris in marriage. Aida's father, Amonasro, has been taken prisoner, his life spared at the intercession of Radames. In the third act he induces his daughter to help him discover the plans of the Egyptian army, which she does in a meeting with Radames, their conversation overheard by Amonasro. Aida and Amonasro take flight but the apparent treachery of Radames is now revealed and he is condemned to death, to the dismay of Amneris. In the final scene he is immured in a stone tomb, where he is joined by Aida. As they die, Amneris, above the tomb, prays for peace for her beloved Radames.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation ; PCM stereo., Dolby Digital.
Language Sung in Italian, with subtitles in Dutch, English, French, German, and Spanish.
Subject Operas.
Genre/Form Filmed operas
Added Author Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Aïda.
Ghislanzoni, Antonio, 1824-1893.
Chiara, Maria.
Pavarotti, Luciano.
Dimitrova, Gena Macheva, 1941-2005.
Ghiaurov, Nicolai, 1929-2004.
Pons, Juan.
Burchuladze, Paata.
Maazel, Lorin, 1930-2014-
Teatro alla Scala.
RM Arts (Firm)
Radiotelevisione italiana.
Arthaus Musik (Firm)
Standard No. 807280005998
Music No. 100 059 Arthaus Musik

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