Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 5 - Verdi: Aida (1949)

A concert performance of Verdi's opera, performed without scenery, props, or costumes.

Director:

Doug Rodgers

Writer:

Antonio Ghislanzoni (libretto)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Arturo Toscanini ... Himself - conductor
Herva Nelli Herva Nelli ... Aida
Richard Tucker Richard Tucker ... Radames
Eva Gustafson Eva Gustafson ... Amneris
Norman Scott Norman Scott ... Ramfis
Giuseppe Valdengo Giuseppe Valdengo ... Amonasro
Ben Grauer Ben Grauer ... Himself (announcements for live 1949 broadcast only) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Harbour Dennis Harbour ... King of Egypt
Teresa Stich-Randall Teresa Stich-Randall ... Priestess
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A concert performance of Verdi's opera, performed without scenery, props, or costumes.

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Genres:

Family | Music

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra: Aida See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only television broadcast of a Toscanini-conducted opera; this was also simulcast on NBC Radio at the time. It was later released on records and on CD. See more »

Alternate Versions

This was originally shown with another announcer's voice heard. Martin Bookspan's announcements are heard only on the 1990 videocassette release. See more »

Connections

Version of Aida (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Aida
(complete opera)
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni
Sung by Herva Nelli, Richard Tucker, Giuseppe Valdengo, Norman Scott,
Eva Gustafson and full cast
The Robert Shaw Chorale conducted by Robert Shaw
The NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini
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