La Scala

Aida

In Cinemas 19, 20, 21 & 24 Aug 2016
Conductor
Zubin Mehta
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala
Cast
Carlo Colombara, Anita Rachvelishvili, Kristin Lewis, Fabio Sartori, Matti Salminen, George Gagnidze, Azer Rza-Zada, Chiara Isotton
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Director
Peter Stein
Choreography
Massimiliano Volpini
Set Design
Ferdinand Woegerbauer
Duration
approx. 2h40 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Teatro all Scala, Milan Feb 2015
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  • This is the sort of singing that makes the heart leap. With elegant sets and superlative musicianship, Verdi came to life in a house where he is revered most. We left with full stomachs and spinning heads.
    James Imam, BACHTRACK

New Production! After the two traditional Aidas staged by Zeffirelli in the last decade at La Scala, the sublime archaeological fable without a happy ending is presented here by two great masters: Peter Stein, the great German director, who promised “eine ganz intime Aida”, a totally intimate Aida, and conductor Zubin Mehta.

In this archive recording of the quintessential lyric opera, captured live in 2015, the luminous American soprano Kristin Lewis stars as the doomed Ethiopian princess, joined by acclaimed Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her rival Amneris.

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