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, Radamès,
Amonasro, Ramfis)
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label[1]
1906-1907 Teresa Chelotti / Elvira Magliulo
Vittoria Colombati
Orazio Cosentino
Giovanni Novelli
Alfredo Brondi
Carlo Sabajno
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
LP: Zonophone
Cat: 12664/78
Cat: 24017
Cat: 24019/25
1912 Lya Remondini
Fanny Anitua
Giuseppe Armanini
Cesare Formichi
Vincenzo Bettoni
These roles are also
sang by other singers[2]
Conductor unknown
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro
LP: Columbia D
Cat: 4486-4502
LP: Columbia
Cat: 5558-5574
1919 Valentina Bartolomasi
Rosita Pagani
Enrico Trentini
Adolfo Pacini
Guido Fernandez
Carlo Sabajno
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
LP: Società Nazionale
del Grammofono
Cat: S 5150-5180
1928 Giannina Arangi-Lombardi
Maria Capuana
Aroldo Lindi
Armando Borgioli
Tancredi Pasero
Lorenzo Molajoli
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: Arkadia
Cat: 78044
Dusolina Giannini
Irene Minghini-Cattaneo
Aureliano Pertile
Giovanni Inghilleri
Luigi Manfrini
Carlo Sabajno
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: Romophone
Cat: 89004-2
1946 Maria Caniglia
Ebe Stignani
Beniamino Gigli
Gino Bechi
Tancredi Pasero
Tullio Serafin
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma orchestra & chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 67487
1949 Herva Nelli
Eva Gustavson
Richard Tucker
Giuseppe Valdengo
Norman Scott
Arturo Toscanini
NBC Symphony Orchestra
Robert Shaw Chorale
CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 67893
1951 Maria Callas
Oralia Domínguez
Mario Del Monaco
Giuseppe Taddei
Roberto Silva
Oliviero De Fabritiis
Palacio de Bellas Artes orchestra & chorus
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 & chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 440239
Naxos Historical
Cat: 8.110129-30[3]
1953 Maria Callas
Giulietta Simionato
Kurt Baum
Jess Walters
Giulio Neri
John Barbirolli
Royal Opera House orchestra & chorus
CD: Testament
Cat: SBT2 1355
Myto
Cat: MCD00242
Legato Classics
Cat: LCD-187-2
1955 Maria Callas
Fedora Barbieri
Richard Tucker
Tito Gobbi
Giuseppe Modesti
Tullio Serafin
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 563162
CD: Naxos Historical
Cat: 8.111240-41[4]
Zinka Milanov
Fedora Barbieri
Jussi Björling
Leonard Warren
Boris Christoff
Jonel Perlea
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma orchestra & chorus
CD: RCA Red Seal
Cat: 8883729002
1956 Antonietta Stella
Giulietta Simionato
Giuseppe Di Stefano
Giangiacomo Guelfi
Nicola Zaccaria
Antonino Votto
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: Great Opera Performances
Cat: GOP66353
1959 Renata Tebaldi
Giulietta Simionato
Carlo Bergonzi
Cornell MacNeil
Arnold van Mill
Herbert von Karajan
Vienna Philharmonic orchestra
Vienna Friends of Music Society chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: DEC 2894670232
1962 Leontyne Price
Rita Gorr
Jon Vickers
Robert Merrill
Giorgio Tozzi
Georg Solti
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma orchestra & chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 4607652
1963 Leontyne Price
Giulietta Simionato
Dimiter Uzunov
Ettore Bastianini
Walter Kreppel
Lovro von Matačić
Vienna State Opera orchestra & chorus
3 x LP: Electrecord
Cat: ELE 02966
Cat: ELE 02967
Cat: ELE 02968
1966 Leyla Gencer
Fiorenza Cossotto
Carlo Bergonzi
Anselmo Colzani
Bonaldo Giaiotti
Franco Capuana
Verona Arena orchestra & chorus
CD: Giuseppe di Stefano
Cat: GDS 21032
1967 Birgit Nilsson
Grace Bumbry
Franco Corelli
Mario Sereni
Bonaldo Giaiotti
Zubin Mehta
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma orchestra & chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 58645
1970 Leontyne Price
Grace Bumbry
Plácido Domingo
Sherrill Milnes
Ruggero Raimondi
Erich Leinsdorf
London Symphony Orchestra
John Alldis choir
CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 39498
1972 Martina Arroyo
Fiorenza Cossotto
Plácido Domingo
Piero Cappuccilli
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Claudio Abbado
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & 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 & chorus
Audio CD: BellaVoce
Cat: BLV 107.209
1974 Montserrat Caballé
Fiorenza Cossotto
Plácido Domingo
Piero Cappuccilli
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Riccardo Muti
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Opera House chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 5676132
1979 Mirella Freni
Agnes Baltsa
José Carreras
Piero Cappuccilli
Ruggero Raimondi
Herbert von Karajan
Vienna Philharmonic orchestra
Vienna State Opera chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 81877
1982 Julia Varady
Stefania Toczyska
Luciano Pavarotti
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Matti Salminen
Daniel Barenboim
Deutsche Oper Berlin orchestra & chorus
CD: Ponto
Cat: PO-1028
1983 Katia Ricciarelli
Elena Obraztsova
Plácido Domingo
Leo Nucci
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Claudio Abbado
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 4100922
1986 Maria Chiara
Ghena Dimitrova
Luciano Pavarotti
Leo Nucci
Paata Burchuladze
Lorin Maazel
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 417439
1991 Aprile Millo
Dolora Zajick
Plácido Domingo
James Morris
Samuel Ramey
James Levine
Metropolitan Opera orchestra & chorus
CD: Sony
Cat: 88697527722
1994 Maria Dragoni
Barbara Dever
Kristján Jóhannsson
Mark Rucker
Francesco Ellero d'Artegna
Rico Saccani
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
CD: Naxos
Cat: 8660033-34
2001 Cristina Gallardo-Domâs
Olga Borodina
Vincenzo La Scola
Thomas Hampson
Matti Salminen
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Vienna Philharmonic orchestra
Arnold Schoenberg Chor
CD: Teldec
Cat: 85402

Video recordings[edit]

Year Cast
(Aida, Amneris, Radamès,
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
(Recorded in Tokyo)
Video Artists Int'l
Cat: DVDVAI4420
1966 Leyla Gencer
Fiorenza Cossotto
Carlo Bergonzi
Anselmo Colzani
Bonaldo Giaiotti,
Franco Capuana
Verona Arena orchestra & chorus
(Recorded on 3 August 1966)
Hardy Classic
Cat: HCD 4010
1981 Margaret Price
Stefania Toczyska
Luciano Pavarotti
Simon Estes
Kurt Rydl
Garcia Navarro
San Francisco Opera orchestra & chorus
Kultur International
Cat: 3984 22366 2
1986 Maria Chiara
Ghena Dimitrova
Luciano Pavarotti
Juan Pons
Paata Burchuladze
Lorin Maazel
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & 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 & chorus
Live recording in October 1988[5]
Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 00440 073 0019
2004 Norma Fantini
Ildikó Komlósi
Marco Berti
Mark S. Doss
Orlin Anastassov
Kazushi Ono
Symphony Orchestra & Choir of La Monnaie
Opus Arte
Cat: B000FNUDW2
2006 Adina Aaron
Kate Aldrich
Scott Piper
Giuseppe Garra
Enrico Iori
Massimiliano Stefanelli
Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra
(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 & chorus
(Live recording December 2006)
Decca
Cat: 074 3209

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Recordings on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  2. ^ ”Aida by Giuseppe Verdi 1912”. operadis-opera-discography.org.uksite. Retrieved 18 August 2018
  3. ^ Source: Naxos Catalogue 8.110129-30
  4. ^ Source: Naxos Catalogue 8.111240-41
  5. ^ According to the booklet accompanying the DVD.

Sources

  • Gruber, Paul (ed.) (2003). The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-03444-5.