AIDA


AIDA:Verdi
Levine; Price, Domingo, Horne, MacNeil, Giaiotti
Original Air Date: 03/06/1976
MOD Audio
SID.20040424
Three of Domingo’s 14 Met Radames were over the airwaves, and this is the first. In the Sirius listing, James Morris is left off as King. This is the kind of Aida bass tandem we were used to until the last two decades. Giaiotti is one of the best Ramfis around. I’m not a fan of Horne’s Amneris, and this is her only Met season in the role. She’s a major artist, but not a Verdi mezzo. Price is heard to better advantage in earlier performances, especially 1963 and 1965.

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