[ Decca Australian SBS Eloquence / CD ]
Release Date: Sunday 20 March 2016
Highlights from Solti's thrilling reading of Aida, recorded in July 1961. With four of the leading Verdi singers of the 1960s and plenty of Soltian fire in the belly, this disc of highlights includes more than 71 minutes of music, including all the great arias and scenes - Celeste Aida, the Triumphal March and the final love duet when Aida and Radames are entombed alive.
"(The cast is led by Leontyne Price, the Aida of her generation, her enriched soprano fleshing out the title role with heady sensuality. Opposite her, Jon Vickers is a Radames in the heroic mould, but with the character's sensitive side also to the fore in a comprehensively thought-through and superbly sung account." (BBC Music)