Aida - Verona, Italy - August, 1966 (Gencer, Bergonzi, Cossotto) - Digital Video & Audio
Details: Leyla Gencer is Aida, the princess of Ethiopia (in fact, Turkey) who has been enslaved, and it is our great good fortune that this video has preserved at least a trace of the interpretation this artist gave to one of her greatest roles. She both sings and acts with greal intensity. She is completely immersed in her role, from the moment when she first appears, above, and then descends a long slope with proud, majestic steps. A sense of Aida's tragic fate is conveyed to us at once by the expression in her eyes. Recorded in the Arena of Verona on 9 August 1966. With the Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena di Verona directed by Franco Capuana, and the Corps de Ballet of the Kirov Theatre. Also starring Bergonzi, Cossotto, Colzani, Giaiotti, Pugliese, and Capuana.