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Arturo Toscanini  - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.3: Verdi - Aida (2005/1949)

Arturo Toscanini - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.3: Verdi - Aida (2005/1949)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.65 Gb (DVD9) | 150 min
Classical | Testament

One of the most acclaimed musicians of his era, Toscanini was a conductor of the "old school" - aristocratic, perfectionistic and something of an autocrat on the podium. After a brief flurry of interest in Fascism in the 1910s, he rapidly became disillusioned with the movement and indeed became a personal rival of Mussolini, repeatedly antagonising him through acts of artistic defiance such as refusals to open concerts with the Fascist anthem Giovinezza.
Eventually he fled Italy for the United States, becoming the first conductor of the newly-formed NBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom he pioneered radio broadcasts and recordings that made him a household name in America until his retirement at the age of 87. He gave the premiere performances of several major works, including Barber's Adagio for Strings and the American premiere of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony.

Verdi - Aida (Adam Fischer) (2007)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 27, 2016
Verdi - Aida (Adam Fischer) (2007)

Verdi - Aida (Adam Fischer) (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.83 Gb+6.75 Gb (2xDVD9) | 217 min
Classical | BelAir | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol

This 2006 production from the Zurich Opera is a traditional one by Nicolas Joël in veteran Ezio Frigerio's wonderfully evocative, highly coloured sets. Then Adám Fischer in the pit leads a remarkably strong yet subtle account of the score, which – when played and sung like this – is once more revealed as one of Verdi's greatest masterpieces. Four of the principals easily surpass their DVD rivals. Stemme offers a deeply considered, expressive and superbly sung Aida, one for whom the work's vocal perils do not seem to exist. Add to that acting that goes to the heart of the matter, and one is left breathless in admiration after so many sopranos not truly fitted to the part. Licitra has done nothing better than his Radames here. At last fulfilling his potential, he sings the role with an open-hearted sincerity and a heroic voice up to the part's exigent demands.
Maria Callas - Verdi: Aida (1956/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Verdi: Aida (1956) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 144:42 minutes | 1,43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

One of the legendary moments in Callas's career came in 1950 in Mexico City, when she interpolated a stupendous top E flat at the end of the Triumphal Scene in Act II of Aida. In this recording under Serafin she abided by the score, but still prompted Gramophone to speak of her 'fascinating art and prodigious personality', observing the way she was 'rapt in imaginative intensity in the significance of the words'.
Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann, Antonio Pappano - Verdi: Aida (2015) [24-bit/96kHz]

Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann, Antonio Pappano - Verdi: Aïda (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 145:46 minutes | 2,51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This magnificent recording of Aida, made in Rome, rises to all the musical and dramatic challenges presented by Verdi’s richly-coloured Egyptian epic. Antonio Pappano, once again proving his mastery of Italian opera, moves between sumptuous grandeur and touching intimacy. The responses of the Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia are both immediate and vibrant, while the singers – Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Ludovic Tézier and Erwin Schrott – do justice to every facet of their roles.
Mirella Freni, Jose Carreras, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karajan - Verdi: Aida (1980) [Japan 2012] PS3 ISO

Mirella Freni, Jose Carreras, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Verdi: Aida (1980) [Japan 2012]
PS3 Rip | 3x SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 155:04 minutes | Scans included | 4,4 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 2,62 GB
Japanese SACD Reissue 2012 | EMI Classics / Esoteric Company, Japan # ESSE 9074~6

Verdi - Aida (Riccardo Chailly) (2008) [Full Blu-ray]  

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 23, 2014
Verdi - Aida (Riccardo Chailly) (2008) [Full Blu-ray]

Verdi - Aida (Riccardo Chailly) (2008)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24974 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 158 min | 38,1 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4141 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

Early recordings of Franco Zeffirelli's 2006 production of Verdi's opera which saw Roberto Alagna's high-profile exit during the second performance. Egypt and Ethiopia are at war. Radames is appointed commander of the Egyptian forces by the King, whose daughter, Amneris, loves Radames. It is in fact Amneris' Ethiopian slave Aida whom Radames loves. Ramades wins the war against the Ethiopians, capturing Aida's father Amonasro in the process. On his return to Egypt he faces a choice between marrying Amneris or betraying his country through his love for Aida.
Giuseppe Verdi - Aida - Lorin Maazel (CD 1989) [Repost]

Verdi - Aida - Maria Chiara / Luciano Pavarotti /
Ghena Dimitrova / Leo Nucci (CD1989) [Repost]

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG | 3 CD | Scans+Libretto | 151 Min. | 648 MB
Label : Decca / Catalogue : 4174392DH3 /
Opera / Released in 1989

Of all Pavarotti´s opera recordings, this is, for me, the most memorable. Not just because of him: this 'Aida' is one of those opera recordings that offers the excitement of a live event, where everything gells. The singers do a good job individually - Chiara as a lovely Aida - but are even more convincing as an ensemble. Maazel conducts a sensitive performance, grander in scale than Abbado, Muti and many others.
-By E. J. Van Sten

Verdi: Aida [2 CD] Nino Sanzogno  

Posted by drbarbaro at March 15, 2010
Verdi: Aida [2 CD] Nino Sanzogno

Verdi: Aida
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 79.05+78.51 min (2 CD) | 722 MB
Opera | Label: Phoenix (PX 507.2) | Recorded: 1973 (live) | Released: 1995
Jessye Norman, Fiorenza Cossotto, Pedro Lavirgen, Walter Alberti, Luigi Roni; Nino Sanzogno

In the spring of 1973, ORTF decided to organise a concert performance of Aida with an international cast (Lavirgen from Spain, Pappas from Greece, the Italians Alberti and Roni, etc.). Sanzogno was felt to be the ideal conductor. The first-night gossip concerned above all the opera's protagonist, a black soprano from America's deep south (Augusta, Georgia, to be precise). Michele Selvini.

Andrea Bocelli & Kristin Lewis - Verdi: Aida (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at July 26, 2016
Andrea Bocelli & Kristin Lewis - Verdi: Aida (2016)

Andrea Bocelli & Kristin Lewis - Verdi: Aida (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:25:30 | 337 MB
Label: Decca

Following Andrea Bocellis recent smash-hit release Cinema, the award-winning, top-selling, international tenor returns to his first love, singing opera.

Verdi - Aida (Daniele Gatti) (2011) [BluRay-rip]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 23, 2016
Verdi - Aida (Daniele Gatti) (2011) [BluRay-rip]

Verdi - Aida (Daniele Gatti) (2011) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 150 min | 7,03 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

Verdi’s epic drama of ancient Egypt comes to life in the Met’s monumental production, captured here in a breathtaking Live in HD presentation. Violeta Urmana stars in the title role of the princess-turned-slave girl, opposite Johan Botha as her lover and Dolora Zajick as her jealous rival. Maestro Daniele Gatti conducts.