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Aida (Di Stefano, Stella)

Idis 6565 (2cd)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Aida

Complete opera

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Antonino Votto, conductor

Recorded live, Milano 1956


This version of Aida was recorded on the season opening day of the Teatro La Scala in 1956/57, but for unknown reasons it was neglected by the record industry.

The cast is all-Italian and full of stars: Giuseppe Di Stefano in the role of Radamès is most generous and sings at the top of his ability; Antonietta Stella and Giulietta Simionato are both marvellous and conductor Antonino Votto is highly inspired, the perfect heir of the great Toscaninian tradition.


Radames - Giuseppe Di Stefano
Aida - Antonietta Stella
Amneris - Giulietta Simionato
Amonasro - Giangiacomo Guelfi
Ramfis - Nicola Zaccaria
The King - Silvio Majonica
High Priestess - Mirella Parutto
Messenger - Giuseppe Zampieri

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