Aida (recorded live Covent Garden in 1994)

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Aida (recorded live Covent Garden in 1994)
Royal Opera House / Cheryl Studer / Luciana d'Intino / Dennis O'Neill / Edward Downes (cond)

[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD ]

Release Date: Monday 1 August 2011

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"[Sir Edward Downes'] command of the score's structure, its curious blend of delicacy and bombast, of classical propriety and romantic excess, is complete and he drew superbly disciplined playing from the pit and lusty singing from the augmented chorus."
(The Times)

"This DVD of a distinguished account of Verdi's grand opera from 1994 has a great deal to recommend it, yet in the end I'm not sure that it manages to avoid cliché of the sense that the work has gone slightly stale, for all its fine moments."
(BBC Music)

"[Sir Edward Downes'] command of the score's structure, its curious blend of delicacy and bombast, of classical propriety and romantic excess, is complete and he drew superbly disciplined playing from the pit and lusty singing from the augmented chorus."
(The Times)

Cheryl Studer, in the title role, leads an excellent cast in Elijah Moshinsky's 1994 production of Verdi's extravagant and magnificent Egyptian opera. Aida was acclaimed at its first performance in 1871 and has grown in stature ever since to become one of the best-loved and most-performed grand operas of all time.