Friday, June 16, 2017

June 16, 2002: Aida in Munich

2002-06-16 Aida (G. Verdi), Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich)

Aida = Norma Fantini
Radames = Dennis O'Neill
Amneris = Nadja Michael
Ramfis = Carlo Colombara
Amonasro = Alexandru Agache
Re d'Egitto = Gerhard Auer
Un messagero = Francesco Petrozzi
Sacerdotessa = Annegeer Stumphius

Zubin Mehta, conductor



Bayerische Staatsoper
Staatsintendant Sir Peter Jonas
Generalmusikdirektor Zubin Mehta
Sonntag, 16 Juni 2002
5" Abonnement Serie 26
Aida
In italienischer Sprache mit deutschen Übertiteln
Oper in vier Akten
Libretto von Antonio Ghislanzoni
Musik von
Giuseppe Verdi
Musikalische Leitung" Zubin Mehta
Inszenierung David Pountney
Bühne" Robert Israel
Kostüme Dunya Ramicova
Choreographie' Nils Christe
Licht' Mimi Jordan Sherin
.Chöre" Udo Mehrpohl

Tänzer:
Aida'
Ein MannChristian lanole
Eine FrauValentina Divina
Amneris'
Zwei FrauenSaskia van Bosch, Chantal Gagnebin
Radames'
Zwei MännerVincent Loermans, Marc Mondelaers


Das Bayerische Staatsorchester
Der Chor und Extrachor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Mitglieder des Bayerischen Staatsballetts (Ballettdirektor Ivan Liska)
Musikalische Assistenz' Massimiliano Murrali
Abendspielleitung: Markus Koch
Bühnenmusik: Gregor Raquet
Inspizienz' Nikolaus Ehlers, Holger Haase, Ruth Wieman
Souffleuse' Carmen Sylva Schileru
Lichtinspizienz' Hilde Harrer
Übertitel' Ingrid Zellner
Übertitel-lnspizienL Antonia Walther
Anfertigung der Bühnenausstattung und Kostüme in eigenen Werkstätten
@ G, Ricordi & Co" Mailand
Die Bayerische Staatsoper dankt Elfriede und Andreas Zäch und den Freunden des Nationaltheaters tür die großzügige Unterstützung der" Aida"-Produktion.
Nationaltheater München
Beginn 19.00 Uhr
Pause nach dem 2. Akt, ca. 30 Min. Ende ca. 22.10 Uhr


Zubin Mehta conducts. When the curtains go up, I see the scenography, and my heart sinks to the bottom, but Zubin is conducting, and the singers are excellent. They are all excellent. NADJA MICHAEL is a magnificent AMNERIS. What a great voice! Her slender body and big voice and a great actress too. NORMA FANTINI must be one of the best
AIDA's today, big voice. RAMFIS is also the best voice I have heard for long. Alexandru Agache is naturally a great baritone, but his pronunciation is not as clear as could have wished for. Dennis O´Neill is good as RADAMES, he looks like Pavarotti, but I still am not quite a fan of this Welsh tenor. Act 1 + 2 were together as one act, then 30 minutes pause, and then Act 3+4 together as one act. Luckily the
second half was much more to my liking as scenography. And wow, was there a great mezzo there in Nadja Michael, like in the duet with Radames in the fourth act, I have never heard it sung better. It was such a great performance, that even though it seem to ordinary to walk from the performance at minimum applause, people stayed on and
on. I was naturally one of the last to go.

Another 6 stars, the scenography gets only 3, 0 for act 1+2, 6 for act 3+4.

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