Salzburg Festival 2017: Aida


“Passionate and unconditionally dedicated” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Anna Netrebko makes her role debut as Aida at the Salzburg Festival, joined by Francesco Meli as Radamès and Ekaterina Semenchuk as her rival Amneris. In the pit: no other than Verdi expert Riccardo Muti, “our finest Verdi conductor” who “creates effects you didn't quite think possible” (NY Times). This Aida is the first opera staging by award-winning Iranian film-maker, photographer and video artist Shirin Neshat, known for her critical examinations of gender roles and religious fundamentalism. “Lyric sensitivity and searing power – Ms. Netrebko is ready for Aida!” (New York Times)

Additional Info

  • No: A04050077
  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
  • Artists: Anna Netrebko, Francesco Meli, Roberto Tagliavini, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Dmitry Belosselskiy
  • Production year: 2017
  • Run time: 02:41:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Shirin Neshat
  • Producers: ORF, NHK, UNITEL and ZDF in cooperation with ARTE, Wiener Philharmoniker and Salzburg Festival
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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