Number of Discs: 2
Format: APE (image+cue)
Size: 601 MB
Rey de Egipto – Ferruccio Mazzoli
Amneris – Grace Bumbry
Aida – Birgit Nilsson
Radames – Franco Corelli
Ramfis – Bonaldo Giaiotti
Amonasro – Mario Sereni
Gran Sacerdotisa – Mirella Fiorentini
Mensajero – Piero de Palma
Opera di Roma
Corelli and Bumbry are fantastic. Nilsson is very good, but she has a hard time with he language and the rhythms. This is not Wagner, Verdi is much harder, especially the Third act duet with Radames. But she does wonders with the “discudersi” note at tghe close. many avoid it, yell, but Nilsson takes the note and comes up with a more than passable pianissimo. Aprile Millo is the champion here..
Fast conducting, wonderful Corelli, the “Celeste Aida” is worth the whole price of the set, but then there is the stupendous, colossal duet with Bumbry over his treason and what he will do etc. It is fierce and dark and great.
A gr feat cast..Corelli is outstanding here, don’t miss it!!