Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Verdi - Aida|
Actors: Nina Stemme, Salvatore Licitra, Luciana D'Intino, Gunter Groissbock, Juan Pons
Director: Nicolas Joel
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Worst staged Aida ever.
Daniel G. Madigan | Redmond, WA United States | 11/07/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This Aida features Nina Stemme as Aida and she is very good, and the rest of cast is alright, but not great.
The production, done in 19th century garb, has to be the worst coceptions of Aida ever put on stage. The opera takes place in EGYPT, not Wimpole Street. It canno be changed..the period, the style, costumes etc. Aida can be under done or over the top, but never a 19th century piece.
The singers try with it, but it is so ludicrous and camp, ( see the openeing scenes with Amneris) and then, finally, distracting; you have to black out the picture and just listen.
Rememeber Roger Debris in The Producers, with Zero Mostel. Roger was a director of shows that folded after the first act of the fist rehearsal. The designer of this production and all accomplices should have folded afeter the first note of the first act.
And of course this is very camp, but only for a while..it will go down in history as an Aida that only primaytes could lay any claim to.