BBC Radio 3, 4.7.2015
with Andrew McGregor
Aida Session Report
Nowadays studio recordings of grand opera by major record companies seem almost like a thing of the past. So when Warner Classics announced that they were recording the grandest of all grand operas, Verdi’s Aida, CD Review decided it had to be there to report on the sessions. Andrew McGregor went to Rome to eavesdrop on this recording, made in the superb acoustic of Santa Cecilia’s concert hall. Conductor Antonio Pappano leads a stellar cast including Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Ludovic Tessier and Erwin Schrott. Includes interviews with the artists and extracts from the new recording, due to be released in the autumn.
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