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This is a partial discography of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Aida . It was first performed at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on December 24, 1871.

Giuseppe Verdi 19th-century Italian opera composer

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian opera composer. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him. By his 30s, he had become one of the pre-eminent opera composers in history.

<i>Aida</i> opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi

Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. Set in the Old Kingdom of Egypt, it was commissioned by Cairo's Khedivial Opera House and had its première there on 24 December 1871, in a performance conducted by Giovanni Bottesini. Today the work holds a central place in the operatic canon, receiving performances every year around the world; at New York's Metropolitan Opera alone, Aida has been sung more than 1,100 times since 1886. Ghislanzoni's scheme follows a scenario often attributed to the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, but Verdi biographer Mary Jane Phillips-Matz argues that the source is actually Temistocle Solera.

Khedivial Opera House former opera house in Cairo, Egypt

The Khedivial Opera House or Royal Opera House was an opera house in Cairo, Egypt, the oldest opera house in all of Africa. It was inaugurated on 1 November 1869 and burned down on 28 October 1971.

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Audio recordings

YearRoles: Aida,
Amneris,
Radamès,
Amonasro,
Ramfis
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label [1]
1906-1907Teresa Chelotti/Elvira Magliulo
Vittoria Colombati
Orazio Cosentino
Giovanni Novelli
Alfredo Brondi
Carlo Sabajno
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
LP: Zonophone
Cat: 12664/78
Cat: 24017
Cat: 24019/25
1912Lya Remondini
Fanny Anitua
Giuseppe Armanini
Cesare Formichi
Vincenzo Bettoni
These roles are also
sang by other singers [2]
Conductor unknown
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro
LP: Columbia D
Cat: 4486-4502
LP: Columbia
Cat: 5558-5574
1919 Valentina Bartolomasi
Rosita Pagani
Enrico Trentini
Adolfo Pacini
Guido Fernandez
Carlo Sabajno
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
LP: Società Nazionale
del Grammofono
Cat: S 5150-5180
1928 Giannina Arangi-Lombardi
Maria Capuana
Aroldo Lindi
Armando Borgioli
Tancredi Pasero
Lorenzo Molajoli
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: Arkadia
Cat: 78044
1928 Dusolina Giannini
Irene Minghini-Cattaneo
Aureliano Pertile
Giovanni Inghilleri
Luigi Manfrini
Carlo Sabajno
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: Romophone
Cat: 89004-2
1946 Maria Caniglia
Ebe Stignani
Beniamino Gigli
Gino Bechi
Tancredi Pasero
Tullio Serafin
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma orchestra & chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 67487
1949 Herva Nelli
Eva Gustavson
Richard Tucker
Giuseppe Valdengo
Norman Scott
Arturo Toscanini
NBC Symphony Orchestra
Robert Shaw Chorale
CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 67893
1951 Maria Callas
Oralia Domínguez
Mario Del Monaco
Giuseppe Taddei
Roberto Silva
Oliviero De Fabritiis
Palacio de Bellas Artes orchestra & chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 62678
1952 Renata Tebaldi
Ebe Stignani
Mario Del Monaco
Aldo Protti
Dario Caselli
Alberto Erede
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia orchestra & chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 440239
Naxos Historical
Cat: 8.110129-30 [3]
1953 Maria Callas
Giulietta Simionato
Kurt Baum
Jess Walters
Giulio Neri
John Barbirolli
Royal Opera House orchestra & chorus
CD: Testament
Cat: SBT2 1355
Myto
Cat: MCD00242
Legato Classics
Cat: LCD-187-2
1955 Maria Callas
Fedora Barbieri
Richard Tucker
Tito Gobbi
Giuseppe Modesti
Tullio Serafin
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 563162
CD: Naxos Historical
Cat: 8.111240-41 [4]
1955 Zinka Milanov
Fedora Barbieri
Jussi Björling
Leonard Warren
Boris Christoff
Jonel Perlea
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma orchestra & chorus
CD: RCA Red Seal
Cat: 8883729002
1956 Antonietta Stella
Giulietta Simionato
Giuseppe Di Stefano
Giangiacomo Guelfi
Nicola Zaccaria
Antonino Votto
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: Great Opera Performances
Cat: GOP66353
1959 Renata Tebaldi
Giulietta Simionato
Carlo Bergonzi
Cornell MacNeil
Arnold van Mill
Herbert von Karajan
Vienna Philharmonic orchestra
Vienna Friends of Music Society chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: DEC 2894670232
1962 Leontyne Price
Rita Gorr
Jon Vickers
Robert Merrill
Giorgio Tozzi
Georg Solti
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma orchestra & chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 4607652
1963 Leontyne Price
Giulietta Simionato
Dimiter Uzunov
Ettore Bastianini
Walter Kreppel
Lovro von Matačić
Vienna State Opera orchestra & chorus
3 x LP: Electrecord
Cat: ELE 02966
Cat: ELE 02967
Cat: ELE 02968
1966 Leyla Gencer
Fiorenza Cossotto
Carlo Bergonzi
Anselmo Colzani
Bonaldo Giaiotti
Franco Capuana
Verona Arena orchestra & chorus
CD: Giuseppe di Stefano
Cat: GDS 21032
1967 Birgit Nilsson
Grace Bumbry
Franco Corelli
Mario Sereni
Bonaldo Giaiotti
Zubin Mehta
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma orchestra & chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 58645
1970 Leontyne Price
Grace Bumbry
Plácido Domingo
Sherrill Milnes
Ruggero Raimondi
Erich Leinsdorf
London Symphony Orchestra
John Alldis choir
CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 39498
1972 Martina Arroyo
Fiorenza Cossotto
Plácido Domingo
Piero Cappuccilli
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Claudio Abbado
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
Audio CD: Opera D'oro
Cat: 7002
1973 Gwyneth Jones
Viorica Cortez
Plácido Domingo
Eugene Holmes
Bonaldo Giaiotti
Riccardo Muti
Vienna State Opera orchestra & chorus
Audio CD: BellaVoce
Cat: BLV 107.209
1974 Montserrat Caballé
Fiorenza Cossotto
Plácido Domingo
Piero Cappuccilli
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Riccardo Muti
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Opera House chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 5676132
1979 Mirella Freni
Agnes Baltsa
José Carreras
Piero Cappuccilli
Ruggero Raimondi
Herbert von Karajan
Vienna Philharmonic orchestra
Vienna State Opera chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 81877
1982 Julia Varady
Stefania Toczyska
Luciano Pavarotti
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Matti Salminen
Daniel Barenboim
Deutsche Oper Berlin orchestra & chorus
CD: Ponto
Cat: PO-1028
1983 Katia Ricciarelli
Elena Obraztsova
Plácido Domingo
Leo Nucci
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Claudio Abbado
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 4100922
1986 Maria Chiara
Ghena Dimitrova
Luciano Pavarotti
Leo Nucci
Paata Burchuladze
Lorin Maazel
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 417439
1991 Aprile Millo
Dolora Zajick
Plácido Domingo
James Morris
Samuel Ramey
James Levine
Metropolitan Opera orchestra & chorus
CD: Sony
Cat: 88697527722
1994 Maria Dragoni
Barbara Dever
Kristján Jóhannsson
Mark Rucker
Francesco Ellero d'Artegna
Rico Saccani
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
CD: Naxos
Cat: 8660033-34
2001 Cristina Gallardo-Domâs
Olga Borodina
Vincenzo La Scola
Thomas Hampson
Matti Salminen
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Vienna Philharmonic orchestra
Arnold Schoenberg Chor
CD: Teldec
Cat: 85402

Video recordings

YearRoles: Aida,
Amneris,
Radamès,
Amonasro,
Ramfis
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label [1]
1961 Gabriella Tucci
Giulietta Simionato
Mario Del Monaco
Aldo Protti
Paolo Washington
Franco Capuana
NHK Symphony Orchestra
(Recorded in Tokyo)
Video Artists Int'l
Cat: DVDVAI4420
1966 Leyla Gencer
Fiorenza Cossotto
Carlo Bergonzi
Anselmo Colzani
Bonaldo Giaiotti,
Franco Capuana
Verona Arena orchestra & chorus
(Recorded on 3 August 1966)
Hardy Classic
Cat: HCD 4010
1981 Margaret Price
Stefania Toczyska
Luciano Pavarotti
Simon Estes
Kurt Rydl
Garcia Navarro
San Francisco Opera orchestra & chorus
Kultur International
Cat: 3984 22366 2
1986 Maria Chiara
Ghena Dimitrova
Luciano Pavarotti
Juan Pons
Paata Burchuladze
Lorin Maazel
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
Image Entertainment
Cat: 0014381578522
Arthaus Musik
Cat: 100059
1989 Aprile Millo
Dolora Zajick
Plácido Domingo
Sherrill Milnes
Paata Burchuladze
James Levine
Metropolitan Opera orchestra & chorus
Live recording in October 1988 [5]
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 00440 073 0019
2004Norma Fantini
Ildikó Komlósi
Marco Berti
Mark S. Doss
Orlin Anastassov
Kazushi Ono
Symphony Orchestra & Choir of La Monnaie
Opus Arte
Cat: B000FNUDW2
2006Adina Aaron
Kate Aldrich
Scott Piper
Giuseppe Garra
Enrico Iori
Massimiliano Stefanelli
Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra
(Live recording January 2001)
TDK
Cat: DV-AIDDBM
2007 Violeta Urmana
Ildikó Komlósi
Roberto Alagna
Carlo Guelfi
Giorgio Giuseppini
Riccardo Chailly
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
(Live recording December 2006)
Decca
Cat: 074 3209

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References

Notes

  1. 1 2 Recordings on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  2. ”Aida by Giuseppe Verdi 1912”. operadis-opera-discography.org.uksite. Retrieved 18 August 2018
  3. Source: Naxos Catalogue 8.110129-30
  4. Source: Naxos Catalogue 8.111240-41
  5. According to the booklet accompanying the DVD.

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