Verdi: Aida (Highlights) / Saccani, Dragoni, Dever, et al

> Aida - Prelude
> Aida - Act I: Se quel guerrier io fossi! ... Celeste Aida
> Aida - Act I: Ritorna vincitor! ... I sacri nomi di padre, d'amante
> Aida - Act I: Dance of the Priestesses
> Aida - Act II: Dance of the Moorish Slaves
> Aida - Act II: Sul del Nilo al sacro lido ... Numi, pieta del mio martir
> Aida - Act II: Gloria all' Egitto
> Aida - Act II. Grand March
> Aida - Act II: Ballet Music
> Aida - Act II: Vieni, o guerrero vindice
> Aida - Act III: Qui Radames verra! ... O patria mia
> Aida - Act III: Ciel mio padre! ... Su dunque!
> Aida - Act IV: L'Aborrita rivale a me sfuggia ... Gia i Sacerdoti
> Aida - Act IV: Die mie discolpe
> Aida - Act IV: Morire! Ah, tu dei vivere
> Aida - Act IV: Chi ti salva, sciagurato
> Aida - Act IV: E la morte un ben supremo
> Aida - Act IV: La fatal pietra ... Morir! si pura e bella
> Aida - Act IV: O terra, addio; addio di vale di pianto

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Italian soprano Maria Dragoni, who sings Aida on this recording, won first prize in the Maria Callas Singing Competition in 1983. Icelandic tenor Kristjan Johannsson sings Radames, a role he has sung at La Scala and the Met. Mezzo Barbara Dever, who sings Amneris, has also appeared in that same role at the Met. The American Record Guide calls her performance "...a fiery, plush-voiced, confident Amneris." Almost half the entire opera is included on this disc.



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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Se quel guerrier io fossi!... Celeste Aida
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Ritorna vincitor!... I sacri nomi di padre, d'amante
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Dance of the Priestesses
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Dance of the Moorish Slaves
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Sul del Nilo al sacro lido.... Numi, pietà del mio martir
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Gloria all' Egitto
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Grand March
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Ballet Music
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Vieni, o guerrero vindice
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Qui radames verrà... O patria mia
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Ciel mio padre!... Su dunque!
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: L'Aborrita rivale a me sfuggia... Già i Sacerdoti
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Die mie descolpe
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Morire! Ah, tu dei vivere
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Chi ti salva, sciagurato
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: E la morte un ben supremo
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: La fatal pietra... Morir! si pura e bella
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: O terra, addio
  • Performers: Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Dragoni (Soprano); Francesco d'Artegna (Bass); Kristjan Johannsson (Voice); Riccardo Ferrari (Bass); Mark Rucker (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: 10/01/1994-10/04/1994
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871