Following Andrea Bocellis recent smash-hit release Cinema, the award-winning, top-selling, international tenor returns to his first love, singing opera.
One of the worlds best-loved operas, AIDA has been performed over 1,100 times at New Yorks Metropolitan Opera alone. Through an opera of high dramatic tension, Verdi offers monumental scenes and intimate drama.
Taking the lead male role of Radames an Egyptian military commander - Bocellis powerful tenor tells a compelling story of dedication, intrigue, power, and intense love.
In this eagerly-awaited complete opera recording from superstar Andrea Bocelli, the tenor assembles a fine cast to explore Verdis most spectacular work: the award-winning American soprano Kristin Lewis takes the role of Aida, the brilliant Italian mezzo Veronica Simeoni as Amneri. Giorgio Giuseppini takes the role of Il Re (the Egyptian King), the powerful Ambrogio Maestri (Italys answer to Bryn Terfel) as Amonasro and Carlo Colombara, renowned Verdi bass, as Ramfis.
Zubin Mehta conducts a spectacular performance from the orchestra and choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; one of high dramatic tension, theatricality, and deeply resonant passion.