It is a royal throwdown between the young spinto soprano Miss Christina Nilsson as the captured Ethiopian princess Aida and the veteran Wagnerian soprano who has nowadays turned her attention to dramatic mezzo roles Madame Katarina Dalayman as the proud Egyptian princess Amneris. Which of these two phenomenal ladies of the stage will come out on top? Sit back, relax, enjoy, and find out in this review.
After countless engagements not only at the Deutsche Oper Berlin but also many other opera houses worldwide, the amazing and noble Noel Bouley rises up to the challenge to sing the famous Ethiopian warrior king, Amonasro. Joining him was the fine Spanish dramatic tenor with an incisive voice, Señor Jorge de Leon, who was the handsome, dashing, and strong Radames, and even Robert Watson in the small role of the Messenger, who is celebrating his very special day and this review is also dedicated to him. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
One straight-up filmmaker, who does the major task of bringing Verdi’s grand-scaled opera of love and passion to life, rises up to the challenge to make it happen, especially with a cavalcade of internationally-known superstars. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
This was monumental in scale and legacy and an excellent way to return to my beloved Arena di Verona. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Was Anna Netrebko’s debut as Aida triumphant as all the fanfares lined up resounding in a grand procession? Or did it end up crashing down to the catacombs? Find out in this review.
With a cast headed by two monumental divas, how tall do they manage to stand in Verdi’s grand opera?