Notes & Reviews:
BBC Music Magazine
Montserrat Caballé's Ethiopian slave-girl is tender, subtle and often thrilling. By her side, her rival Fiorenza Cossotto's Egyptian princess Amneris is sinuous yet simultaneously sumptuous. Placido Domingo is in golden voice...and Piero Cappuccilli makes a stern and implacable Amonasro...Most recordings of this opera have a weakness here or there; this has none.
This is an outright winner ... I am sure that Verdi would have liked Muti's concentration on essentials and the way he suggests a real theatrical experience.
International Record Review
Muti does have a fine ear for detail and the New Philharmonia responds sensitively with some playing that reveals much of the magical colouring of Verdi's orchestral writing. The cast is dream-worthy...In terms of the voices it's hard to imagine how things could have been better achieved.
Recording information: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London (1974-07-02_1974-07-09&1974-).
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Works DetailsVerdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
- Conductor: Riccardo Muti
- Ensemble: Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music,
- Notes: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London (1974-07-02_1974-07-09&1974-)
- Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1871
Unspecified : Aida Synopsis & Libretto [CD-ROM Track]