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.
By their powers combined, this veritable multitude of Bel Canto singers brings this underrated Rossini comedy to life in Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.