A return of the Met Opera’s magnificently staged grand opera which is worth experiencing for its two female leads
This fifth Blu-ray version of Verdi’s Aida, second from Arena di Verona, benefits from a mostly strong cast
With the exception of soprano Hui He in the title role, a less than stellar Aida that also suffers from subpar visuals.
A subpar Aida from Parma undermined by lackluster singing and less than spectacular staging makes for one that even hardcore Verdi fans would do best to avoid.
Verdi’s Aida is given a visually satisfactory but musically and dramatically mediocre production in this Maggio Musicale Fiorentino performance. Sets are on a grand scale while the voices are not at that level
Verdi’s Aida is transported from ancient Egypt to a watery world of elaborate outdoor sets and striking night shots. The unusual stagecraft is undermined by rather unremarkable vocal and dramatic performances in the lead roles.