Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) 

Opera in 4 acts
Stage Director : Nicolas Joel
Aida Nina Stemme
Radamnes Salvatore Licitra
Il Re Günther Groissböck
Amneris Luciana D’Intino
Ramfis Matti Salminen
Orchestra of the Zurich Opera Conductor : Adam Fischer

BAC022 / Opera recorded live at the Zurich Opera in 2006

The Zurich Opera presents a stunning new production of Verdi’s most popular, most spectacular work.

Responding superbly to the role, Swedish soprano Nina Stemme – she of the richly clear voice – offers an Aida vibrant with love and emotion.

Heading a magnificent cast, she makes a poignant couple with talented tenor Salvatore Licitra as Radamès. Luciana d’Intino is nothing less than brilliant in the role of Aida’s rival Amneris and Juan Pons imbues his Amonasro with enormous humanity.

Conducting the Zurich Opera orchestra and chorus, Adam Fischer brings out all the score’s musical and dramatic majesty.

An Aida connoisseur – he has already directed the work several times – Nicolas Joël transposes the action to the period of the opera’s première, at the time of the opening of the Suez Canal. Ezio Frigerio’s sumptuous sets provide a spectacle drenched in the colours of the time of Napoleon III.

This new version has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

  • Director: Andy Sommer
  • Bonus: Documentary (52 min) & interview of Andy Sommer (13 min)
  • Length: 152 min - Image: 16/9 NTSC
  • Audio: PCM Stereo / Dolby digital 5.1
  • Subtitles: French / English / German / Spanish / Italian
  • Zones: All Zones - 2 disc(s) - Release date:
AIDA, a DVD rewarded by Classica AIDA, a DVD rewarded during the BBC Music Awards