Genre:

Opera

Release Date:

Jun 2004

Recorded:

2003

Number of Discs:

2

Sound:

DTS Surround; LPCM Stereo

Subtitles:

EN, FR, DE, ES, CA

Territory Exclusions:

USA & Canada

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 Anamorphic

Display:

NTSC

Catalog Number:

OA0894D

Verdi: Aida

Daniela Dessì (Aida); Elisabetta Fiorillo (Amneris); Fabio Armiliato (Radamès); Juan Pons (Amonasro); Roberto Scandiuzzi (Ramfis);

Orchestra & Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu; Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez

Filmed in High Definition at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Daniela Dessì, Elisabetta Fiorillo, Fabio Armiliato, Juan Pons and Roberto Scandiuzzi lead the cast in the renowned period production filmed in 2003 against the historic paper trompe-l'oeil sets painted between 1936-45 by Josep Mestres Cabanes, the last representative of the old Catalan school of scenography.

Reviews

"With stunning costumes, excellent surround sound and a superb cast, this sumptuous production will please any opera fan." (www.new-classics.com)

"Aida returns in victory - the success of this production of Aida is unstoppable...The Liceu has reunited an amazing cast of voices...Daniela Dessì gives a deliciously lyrical version of the character" (La Vanguardia)

"José Antonio Gutiérrez's production is, by definition, ultra-traditional, but everything looks beautiful thanks to Cabanes's feeling for colour - ochres and blues dominate - and perspective." (BBC Music Magazine)

Extra features

'Josep Mestres Cabanes at the Liceu' - Documentary. Illustrated synopsis. Cast and set galleries.