Aida discography

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This is a partial discography of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Aida. It was first performed at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on December 24, 1871.

Audio recordings[edit]

Year Cast: Aida,
Amneris,
Radames,
Amonasro,
Ramfis
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label[1]
1919 Valentina Bartolomasi,
Rosita Pagani,
Enrico Trentini,
Adolfo Pacini,
Guigo Fernandez
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus, Milan
16 x 12" 78rpm: Società Nazionale del Grammofono
Cat: S 5150-5180, (even numbers);
(not a complete recording of the opera)
1928 Giannina Arangi-Lombardi,
Maria Capuana,
Aroldo Lindi,
Armando Borgioli,
Tancredi Pasero
Lorenzo Molajoli,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus, Milan
Audio CD: Arkadia
Cat: 78044
(first complete recording)
1928 Dusolina Giannini,
Irene Minghini-Cattaneo,
Aureliano Pertile,
Giovanni Inghilleri,
Luigi Manfrini
Carlo Sabajno,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus, Milan
Audio CD: Romophone
Cat: 89004-2
1946 Maria Caniglia,
Ebe Stignani,
Beniamino Gigli,
Gino Bechi,
Tancredi Pasero
Tullio Serafin,
Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 67487
1949 Herva Nelli,
Eva Gustavson,
Richard Tucker,
Giuseppe Valdengo,
Norman Scott
Arturo Toscanini,
NBC Symphony Orchestra and Robert Shaw Chorale
Audio CD: RCA
Cat: 67893
1951 Maria Callas,
Oralia Domínguez,
Mario del Monaco,
Giuseppe Taddei,
Roberto Silva
Oliviero De Fabritiis,
Palacio de Bellas Artes Orchestra and Chorus, Mexico City
(Recording of a performance at Mexico City, 3 July)
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 62678
1952 Renata Tebaldi,
Ebe Stignani,
Mario del Monaco,
Aldo Protti,
Dario Caselli
Alberto Erede,
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra and Chorus, Rome
Audio CD: Decca / Naxos Historical
Cat: 440239 / 8.110129-30[2]
1955 Maria Callas,
Fedora Barbieri,
Richard Tucker,
Tito Gobbi,
Giuseppe Modesti
Tullio Serafin,
La Scala Orchestra and chorus
Audio CD: EMI Classics / Naxos Historical 563162
Cat: 8.111240-41[3]
1955 Zinka Milanov,
Fedora Barbieri,
Jussi Björling,
Leonard Warren,
Boris Christoff
Jonel Perlea,
Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: RCA Red Seal Cat: 8883729002
1956 Antonietta Stella,
Giulietta Simionato,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Giangiacomo Guelfi,
Nicola Zaccaria
Antonino Votto,
La Scala orchestra and chorus
Audio CD: Great Opera Performances
Cat: GOP66353
1959 Renata Tebaldi,
Giulietta Simionato,
Carlo Bergonzi,
Cornell MacNeil,
Arnold van Mill
Herbert von Karajan,
Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna Friends of Music Society Chorus
Audio CD: Decca
Cat: DEC 2894670232
1962 Leontyne Price,
Rita Gorr,
Jon Vickers,
Robert Merrill,
Giorgio Tozzi
Georg Solti,
Rome Opera House orchestra and chorus
Audio CD: Decca
Cat: 4607652
1966 Leyla Gencer,
Fiorenza Cossotto,
Carlo Bergonzi,
Anselmo Colzani,
Bonaldo Giaiotti,
Franco Capuana,
Arena di Verona orchestra and chorus
(Recording of a performance(s), 3 August)
Audio CD: Giuseppe di Stefano GDS 21032
1967 Birgit Nilsson,
Grace Bumbry,
Franco Corelli,
Mario Sereni,
Bonaldo Giaiotti
Zubin Mehta,
Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 58645
1970 Leontyne Price,
Grace Bumbry,
Plácido Domingo,
Sherrill Milnes,
Ruggero Raimondi
Erich Leinsdorf,
London Symphony Orchestra and the John Alldis Choir
Audio CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 39498
1972 Martina Arroyo,
Fiorenza Cossotto,
Plácido Domingo,
Piero Cappuccilli,
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Claudio Abbado,
La Scala orchestra and chorus
Audio CD: Opera D'oro
Cat: 7002
1973 Gwyneth Jones,
Viorica Cortez,
Plácido Domingo,
Eugene Holmes,
Bonaldo Giaiotti
Riccardo Muti,
Vienna State Opera orchestra and chorus
Audio CD: BellaVoce
Cat: BLV 107.209
1974 Montserrat Caballé,
Fiorenza Cossotto,
Plácido Domingo,
Piero Cappuccilli,
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Riccardo Muti,
New Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 5676132
1979 Mirella Freni,
Agnes Baltsa,
José Carreras,
Piero Cappuccilli,
Ruggero Raimondi
Herbert von Karajan,
Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Chorus
Audio CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 81877
1983 Katia Ricciarelli,
Elena Obraztsova,
Plácido Domingo,
Leo Nucci,
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Claudio Abbado,
La Scala orchestra and chorus
Audio CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 4100922
1986 Maria Chiara,
Ghena Dimitrova,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Leo Nucci,
Paata Burchuladze
Lorin Maazel,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Decca
Cat: 417439
1991 Aprile Millo,
Dolora Zajick,
Plácido Domingo,
James Morris,
Samuel Ramey
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Sony
Cat: 88697527722
1994 Maria Dragoni,
Barbara Dever,
Kristjan Johannsson,
Mark Rucker,
Francesco Ellero d'Artegna
Rico Saccani,
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Audio CD: Naxos
Cat: 8660033-34
2001 Cristina Gallardo-Domâs,
Olga Borodina,
Vincenzo La Scola,
Thomas Hampson,
Matti Salminen
Nikolaus Harnoncourt,
Vienna Philharmonic and the Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Audio CD: Teldec
Cat: 85402

Video recordings[edit]

Year Cast: Aida,
Amneris,
Radames,
Amonasro,
Ramfis
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label[1]
1961 Gabriella Tucci,
Giulietta Simionato,
Mario del Monaco,
Aldo Protti,
Paolo Washington
Franco Capuana,
NHK Symphony Orchestra
(Movie recorded in Tokyo)
Video Artists Int'l
Cat: DVDVAI4420
1966 Leyla Gencer,
Fiorenza Cossotto,
Carlo Bergonzi,
Anselmo Colzani,
Bonaldo Giaiotti,
Franco Capuana,
Arena di Verona orchestra and chorus
(Recording of a performance(s), 3 August 1966)
Hardy Classic
Cat: HCD 4010
1981 Margaret Price,
Stefania Toczyska,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Simon Estes,
Kurt Rydl
Garcia Navarro,
War Memorial Opera House (San Francisco) orchestra and chorus
Kultur International Films
Cat: 3984 22366 2
1986 Maria Chiara,
Ghena Dimitrova,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Juan Pons,
Paata Burchuladze
Lorin Maazel,
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
Image Entertainment
Cat: 0014381578522
Arthaus Musik
Cat: 100059
1989 Aprile Millo,
Dolora Zajick,
Plácido Domingo,
Sherrill Milnes,
Paata Burchuladze
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
Live recording in October 1988[4]
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 00440 073 0019
2004 Norma Fantini,
Ildiko Komlosi,
Marco Berti,
Mark S. Doss,
Orlin Anastassov
Kazushi Ono,
Symphony Orchestra and Choir of La Monnaie
Opus Arte
Cat: B000FNUDW2
2006 Adina Aaron,
Kate Aldrich,
Scott Piper,
Giuseppe Garra,
Enrico Iori
Massimiliano Stefanelli,
Orchestra and Choir of the Arturo Toscanini Foundation
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Live recording January 2001
TDK
Cat: DV-AIDDBM
2007 Violeta Urmana,
Ildikó Komlósi,
Roberto Alagna,
Carlo Guelfi,
Giorgio Giuseppini
Riccardo Chailly,
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Live recording December 2006
Decca
Cat: 074 3209

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