Verdi: Aida - Arena di Verona, Daniel Oren (Filmed in 3D & High Definition in 2012)
The grand scale and magnificent acoustics of the Roman arena in Verona are ideally suited to the pageantry of Verdi's Egyptian opera, presented here in a staging that is true to the original 1913 production, framed by obelisks and sphinxes and filled with chorus and dancers. Chinese soprano Hui He has won international acclaim for her portrayal of the eponymous slave girl whose forbidden love for the war hero Radamés (Marco Berti, the experienced Verdi tenor) brings death to them both.
Filmed in the 2000 year-old Roman amphitheatre at Verona with 20,000 seats – the ideal backdrop for this epic production.
Filmed in 3D & High Definition in 2012.
Gianfranco De Bosio has revived the original 1913 production.
Conducted by Daniel Oren, Maestro of the Arena for 30 years.
Extra features: Cast gallery.
Running time: 150 minutes
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS