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opera Verdi's Aida Sam Wanamaker (stage director), Garcia Navarro (conductor) – With Margaret Price (Aida), Luciano Pavarotti (Radamès), Simon Estes (Amonsaro)...

Sam Wanamaker (stage director), Garcia Navarro (conductor) – With Margaret Price (Aida), Luciano Pavarotti (Radamès), Simon Estes (Amonsaro)...

Verdi's Aida Sam Wanamaker (stage director), Garcia Navarro (conductor) – With Margaret Price (Aida), Luciano Pavarotti (Radamès), Simon Estes (Amonsaro)...

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An Aida with all the traditional trimmings, starring two of the greatest opera stars of the 20th century, Sam Wanamaker's 1981 production with Luciano Pavarotti as Radames and Margaret Price as Aida at the San Francisco Opera was one for the ages. Watch the captivating performance in this archival film.

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Cast

  • Sam Wanamaker | Stage director
  • Douglas Schmidt | Set designer
  • Lawrence Casey | Costume designer
  • Thomas Munn | Lighting designer
  • Roger Gans | Sound Designer
  • Margo Sappington | Choreographer
  • Margaret Price | Aida
  • Luciano Pavarotti | Radamès
  • Simon Estes | Amonsaro
  • Stefania Toczyska | Amneris
  • Kevin Langan | The King of Egypt
  • Kurt Rydl | Ramfis
  • Colenton Freeman | Messenger
  • Christian Holder | Solo Dancer
  • San Francisco Opera Chorus
  • Richard Bradshaw | Chorus director
  • San Francisco Opera Ballet
  • San Francisco Opera Orchestra
  • Garcia Navarro | Conductor

Program

  • Giuseppe Verdi, Aida
    • Preludio
    • I, 1: "Sì: corre voce"
    • I, 1: "Se quel guerrier io fossi!"
    • I,1: "Celeste Aïda"
    • I, 1: "Quale insolita gioia"
    • I, 1: "Dessa!"
    • I, 1: "Alta cagion v’aduna"
    • I, 1: "Ritorna vincitor! – L’insana parola"
    • I, 2: "Possente Fthà"
    • I, 2: Sacred Dance of the Priestesses
    • I, 2: "Nume, custode e vindice"
    • II, 1: "Chi mai fra gl’inni e i plausi – Ah! vieni"
    • II, 1: Dance of the Little Moorish Slaves
    • II, 1: "Fu la sorte del l’armi a tuoi'funesta"
    • II, 1: "Ebben, qual nuovo fremito t’assal, gentil Aïda ?"
    • II, 1: "Pietà ti prenda del mio dolor"
    • II, 1: "Su! Del Nilo al sacro lido"
    • II, 2: "Processional – Gloria all’Egitto – Triumphal March"
    • II, 2: Triumphal March
    • II, 2: Ballet
    • II, 2: «Vieni, o guerriero vindice»
    • II, 2: "Salvator della patria"
    • II, 2: "Che Veggo ! Egli ? Mio padre !"
    • II, 2: "Ma tu, Re, tu signore possente"
    • II, 2: "O Re, pei sacri numi "
    • III: "O tu che sei d’Osiride"
    • III: "Qui Radamès verrà!"
    • III: "Oh patria mia"
    • III: "Ciel! mio padre!"
    • III: "In armi ora si desta il popol nostro"
    • III: "Padre, a costoro schiava non sono"
    • III: "Pur ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida"
    • III: "Nel fiero anelito di nueva guerra"
    • III: "Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti… Là, tra foreste virgini"
    • III: "Aida !...Tu n’on m’ami"
    • III: "Ma dimmi : per qual via"
    • III: "Traditor ! …La mia rivali !"
    • IV, 1: "L’abborrita rivale a me sfuggia"
    • IV, 1: "Già i sacerdoti adunansi"
    • IV, 1: "Ohimè! Morir me sento !"
    • IV, 1: "Ramadès ! Ramadès ! Ramadès"
    • IV, 2: "La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse"
    • IV, 2: "Presago il core della tua condanna "
    • IV, 2: "Vedi ? di morte l’angelo"

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Brian Large
  • Venue: San Francisco Opera (San Francisco, California, USA)
  • Production date: 1981
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min
  • Production: © San Francisco Opera Association
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, FR
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