Monday, June 26, 2017

June 26, 1997: Aida in Vienna

1997-06-26 Aida (Verdi), Wiener Staatsoper

Re D'Egitto = David Cale Johnson
Amneris = Waltraud Meier
Aida = Deborah Voigt
Radames = Kristjan Johannsson
Ramphis = Kurt Rydl
Amonasro = Simon Estes
Un Messagero = Franz Kasemann
Sacedotessa = Marjorie Vance

Marcello Viotti, conductor

Aida
Oper in vier Akten von Antonio Ghislanzoni
Musik Giuseppe Verdi

Dirigent Marcello Viotti
Nach einer Inszenierung von Nicolas Joel
Ausstattung Carlo Tommasi
Choreographie Jan Stripling
Chorleitung Dietrich D. Gerpheide



Die Handlung spielt in Theben
zur Zeit der pharaonen

Ballett: 2. Bild Das Corps de ballet
3. BildEva Polacek
Claudia Stocker
Silvia Tzankova
4. Bild Irina Lebedjewa
Wolfgang Grascher Christian Herden Christian Rovny
und das Corps de ballet
Eleven der Ballettschule
der Österreichischen Bundestheater Bühnenorchester
der Österreichischen Bundestheater

A wonderful Aida with Deborah Voigt in good voice. A great cast and a wonderful production. Many tourists in the State Opera, many Japanese kimonos to see.

The moment I remembered the most is when Waltraud Meier went down the steep stairs and then there was a big flash from a camera. My heart almost stopped, that could have been very dangerous for Waltraud Meier. But she got down still whole.

I have seen an opera performance with so many camera flashes while the performance lasted. Usually people have the wits to wait until the applause.

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