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Verdi: Aida / Hui He, Fabio Sartori, Giovanna Casolla. Wellber, Arena di Verona [DVD]

Notes & Reviews:

An "Aida" for the XXIst century To celebrate the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi's birth, La Fura dels Baus opens the "Centanario Festival 2013" of the Arena di Verona. Carlus Padrissa and Alex Ollé sign a brilliant new version of "Aida". "Aida" is the most popular opera of Verona Festival, the only one performed every year, 17000 spectators enjoy the show every evening. This new production is designed by La Fura dels Baus. They transform the arena into a huge desert, creating mechanical animals and manufacture a solar power plant. They use their experience in leading large-scale shows and opera to create the Aida of the XXIst century splendidly conducted by a young talented conductor: Omer Meir Wellber. The Egyptians have captured and enslaved Aida, an Ethiopian princess. An Egyptian military commander, Radamès, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the Pharaoh. To complicate the story further, the Pharaoh's daughter Amneris is in love with Radamès, although he does not return her feelings.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 139 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,


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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
  • Performers: Giovanna Casolla; Hui He; Ambrogio Maestri; Fabio Sartori
  • Conductor: Omer Wellber
  • Ensemble: Coro dell'Arena Di Verona
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884
  • Studio/Live: Live