Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Verdi - Aida / Cedolins Fraccaro Zajick Vitelli Prestia Oren Naples Opera|
Actors: Daniel Oren, Fiorenza Cedolins, Dolora Zajick
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
The tragic tale of love between Egyptian leader Radames and radiant Ethiopian princess Aida makes the trip from the stage to the screen in this release of production starring Walter Fraccaro and Fiorenza Cedolins and featu... more »
Translation of previous review
San Franciscan | 08/28/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Let's hope for some other views on this production, but in the meantime, here's a rough translation of what the review in Spanish had to say...
He says, "There's a saying: sometimes cheap things aren't so cheap after all." This Aida is magnificent, but... the action is slow and bogs down frequently, but given the price of this CD maybe we can't complain, in the end we got what we paid for.
He says the soprano (Dolora Zajick) is fantastic and has a God-given voice but -- in nicer words-- doesn't look the part of the typical romantic heroine. The tenor is good and the rest are too, but it doesn't merit five stars.
He said it doesn't have subtitles (is this true?) and that he had problems with the disc quality (some stopping and starting of playing, I think).
Okay, more firsthand reviews now, please!