GIUSEPPE VERDI Aida (Highlights) (2000) (RCA RECORDS) (8 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

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GIUSEPPE VERDI Aida (Highlights) (2000) (RCA RECORDS) (8 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

Aida (Highlights) (2000) (RCA RECORDS) (8 TRACKS)
Giuseppe Verdi

Album Description:

AIDA, an Arabic female name meaning "visitor" or "returning", is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a scenario written by French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette. AIDA was first performed at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on 24 December 1871, conducted by Giovanni Bottesini.

Origin:

Isma''il Pasha, Khedive of Egypt, commissioned Verdi to write the opera for performance in January 1871, paying him 150,000 francs, but the premiere was delayed because of the Franco-Prussian War. One scholar has argued that the scenario was written by Temistocle Solera and not by Auguste Mariette. Metastasio''s libretto Nitteti (1756) was a major source of the plot. Contrary to popular belief, the opera was not written to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, nor that of the Khedivial Opera House (which opened with Verdi''s Rigoletto) in the same year. (Verdi had been asked to compose an ode for the opening of the Canal, but declined on the grounds that he did not write "occasional pieces".)

Synopsis:

Aida, an Ethiopian princess, is captured and brought into slavery in Egypt. A military commander, Radames, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the Pharaoh. To complicate the story further, Radames is loved by the Pharaoh''s daughter Amneris, although he does not return her feelings.

Track Listing & Details:

1. Aida, opera - (Prelude)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Length: 03:38
Performers: London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra  

2. Aida, opera - (Se quel guerrier; Celeste Aida)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Length: 04:33
Performers: London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra), Plácido Domingo (Tenor (Vocal))
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra  

3. Aida, opera - (Ritorna vincitor!)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Length: 07:26
Performers: John Alldis Choir (Choir, Chorus), Leontyne Price (Soprano (Vocal)), London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra  

4. Aida, opera - (Triumphal Scene; Ballet Music)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Length: 11:12
Performers: John Alldis Choir (Choir, Chorus), London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra  

5. Aida, opera - (O patria mia)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Length: 05:30
Performers: Leontyne Price (Soprano (Vocal)), London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra  

6. Aida, opera - (Rivedrai le foreste; Pur ti riveggo; Là tra foreste vergini)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Length: 14:15
Performers: Leontyne Price (Soprano (Vocal)), London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone (Vocal))
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra  

7. Aida, opera - (Ah! tu dêi vivere)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Length: 04:57
Performers: Grace Bumbry (Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)), London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra), Plácido Domingo (Vocals)
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra  

8. Aida, opera - (Tomb Scene; La Fatal pietra)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Length: 10:53
Performers: John Alldis Choir (Choir, Chorus), Leontyne Price (Soprano (Vocal)), London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra), Plácido Domingo (Tenor (Vocal))
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
GIUSEPPE VERDI Aida (Highlights) (2000) (RCA RECORDS) (8 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM Aida (Highlights) (2000) (RCA RECORDS) (8 TRACKS)Giuseppe Verdi Album Description: AIDA, an Arabic female name meaning "visitor" or "returning", is an opera in fou
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