Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Guido Picco|
Maria Callas Sings Excerpts from Il Trovatore & Aida [Highlights]
Highlights do classic 'Aida' justice
Matthew Gladney | Champaign-Urbana, IL USA | 08/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wasn't sure whether to get the complete opera or simply the highlights of this Giuseppe Verdi classic. Opting for the latter, I can safely I was not disappointed, and in fact quite pleased. The highlights version of 'Aida', the lush, intricate story of an Ethiopian slave girl whom the opera is named after, is simply marvelous as it brings forth all the important components of the story. Some of the best pieces are included, including the sadly beautiful "I sacri nomi di padre", as well the glorious chorus of "Vieni, o guerriero vindice". The singers are all suited well for their expectations, and the sound recording is excellent. 'Aida' is truly a work of Verdi's greatness, and the highlights edition doesn't fail to deliver. The complete opera is, I'm sure, even better. But you will not be disappointed with the edited version. It is superb."