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Verdi: Aida DVD (Verona) 2012

The grand scale and magnificent acoustics of the Roman arena in Verona are ideally suited to the pageantry of Verdi's Egyptian opera, presented here in a staging that is true to the original 1913 production, framed by obelisks and sphinxes and filled with chorus and dancers. Chinese soprano Hui He has won international acclaim for her portrayal of the eponymous slave girl whose forbidden love for the war hero Radamés (Marco Berti, the experienced Verdi tenor) brings death to them both.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Aida: Hui He
Radames: Marco Berti
Amneris: Andrea Ulbrich
Amonasro: Ambrogio Maestri
The King: Roberto Tagliavini
High Priestess: Antonella Trevisan
A messenger: Antonello Ceron 

Orchestra, Chorus and Corps de Ballet of the Arena di Verona
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Director: Gianfranco De Bosio
Plus: Cast Gallery 
Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0 LPCM Stereo/ 5.1 DTS Surround
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JAP
Region code: 0
Format: NTSC
Running Time: 150 mins
Recorded: 2012