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VERDI: Aida (Callas, Tucker, Serafin) (1955)

Composer(s)Verdi, Giuseppe
Artist(s)
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Opera
Catalogue 8.111240-41
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
 This album is not available in your country due to licensing restrictions or copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.


Although Aida was one of the rôles which Maria Callas sang most, especially in the early years of her career, it is generally agreed that she was better suited to singing Norma, Violetta and Lucia. Nevertheless, when this 1955 recording was first released, Harold Rosenthal for Opera wrote: “for dramatic intensity and moments of heart-rending pathos [it] can have few equals”, while Dyneley Hussey enthused in the Musical Times that it was: “a great performance, splendidly recorded. Callas’ dramatic power and her ability to shade the beautiful vocal line here find the best imaginable medium”. In, for example, the opening phrases of the Act III love duet with Radamès, ‘Là, tra foreste vergini’, her voice has a limpidity which enables her to accomplish miracles of pianissimo shadings,

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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
VERDI: Aida (Callas, Tucker, Serafin) (1955) 2:26:01   
DISC 1
  Aida              
      Prelude 3:49    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 1: Si: corre voce che l'Etiope (Ramfis, Radames) 1:34    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 1: Se quel guerrier io fossi!… Celeste Aida (Radames) 4:31    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 1: Quale insolita gioia nel tuo sguardo! (Amneris, Radames, Aida) 6:23    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 1: Alta cagion v'aduna, o fidi egizii (King, Messenger, Aida, Radames, Amneris, Ramfis, Priests, Ministers, Captains) 3:18    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 1: Su! del Nilo al sacro lido (King, Messenger, Radames, Ramfis, Priests, Ministers, Captains, Aida, Amneris) 2:58    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 1: Ritorna vincitor! (Aida) 6:48    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2: Possente, possente Ftha (High Priestess, Priestesses, Ramfis, Priests) 5:23    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2: Mortal, diletto ai numi (Ramfis, Priests, Radames, Priestesses) 4:43    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 1: Chi mai fra gl'inni e i plausi (Slaves, Amneris) 6:18    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 1: Fu la sorte dell'armi (Amneris, Aida) 7:27    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 1: Su! del Nilo al sacro lido (Soldiers, People, Amneris, Aida) 2:39    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside (People, Women, Priests, Men) 3:32    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: Triumphal March 6:00    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: Vieni, o guerriero, vindice (People, Priests) 2:24    0.99   Add to cart  
DISC 2
  Aida              
      Act II Scene 2: Salvator della patria, io ti saluto (King, Radames, Ramfis, Priests, Aida, Amonasro) 3:10    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: Quest'assisa ch'io vest vi dica (Amonasro, Aida, Slaves, Prisoners, Ramfis, Priests, King, People) 4:42    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: O re, pei sacri numi (Radames, King, Amneris, Priests, People, Ramfis) 2:20    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside (King, People, Slaves, Prisoners, Ramfis, Priests, Aida, Radames, Amneris, Amonasro) 2:52    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III: O tu che sei d'Osiride (Priests, Priestesses, Ramfis, Amneris) 4:49    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III: Qui Radames verra!… O patria mia (Aida) 7:04    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act III: Ciel! Mio padre! (Aida, Amonasro) 8:09    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act III: Pur ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida (Radames, Aida) 3:06    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III: Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti (Radames, Aida) 4:16    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III: Aida!… Tu non m'ami. Va! (Radames, Aida, Amonasro) 2:35    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III: Tu! Amonasro! (Radames, Aida, Amonasro, Amneris, Ramfis) 2:39    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act IV Scene 1: L'abborrita rivale a me sfuggia (Amneris) 3:15    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act IV Scene 1: Gia i sacerdoti adunansi (Amneris, Radames) 6:40    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act IV Scene 1: Ohime! Morir mi sento (Amneris, Priests) 4:22    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act IV Scene 1: Radames! Radames! Radames! (Ramfis, Priests) 7:08    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act IV Scene 2: La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse (Radames, Aida) 2:19    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act IV Scene 2: Presago il core della tua condanna (Aida, Radames, Priests, Priestesses) 3:48    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act IV Scene 2: O terra, addio; addio, valle di pianti (Aida, Radames, Priests, Priestesses, Amneris) 5:00    1.59   Add to cart  
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