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Verdi - Aida / L. Price · Vickers · Merrill · Gorr · Opera di Roma · Solti

Verdi - Aida / L. Price · Vickers · Merrill · Gorr · Opera di Roma · Solti
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Robert Merrill Robert Merrill
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Jon Vickers Jon Vickers


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Description: Though recorded in Rome, this is anything but a traditional Italian Aida. Some find it infuriating, others fascinating. Besides displaying a vocal control and technique way beyond most Radames portrayals, Jon Vickers sings the famous "Celeste Aida" like a thoughtful, inner soliloquy rather than just a showstopper. In the earlier of her two recordings, Price shows why Aida was her signature role, and Gorr can only be a formidable Amneris. The big polarizing force is conductor Sir Georg Solti. An explosive Wagnerian, Solti is accused of making Verdi too bombastic and neglecting the sense of lyrical line. I say he gave th ... (more)
Manufacturer: Decca
Release date: 25 October 1990
EAN: 0028941741622 UPC: 028941741622
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