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Sophia Loren, complete with blackface and an Afro, came to international acclaim in this fairly literal version of the Giuseppe Verdi opera. Loren with singing dubbed by Renata Tebaldi portrays the title character, an Ethiopian slave owned by Amneris Lois Maxwell, the daughter of the Egyptian king. Aida's romantic heart is her weakness, as she must choose between loyalty to her conquered race and romance with Radames Luciano della Marra, an officer of the Egyptian army. Director Clemente Fracassi gets a bit ...
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Overview

Sophia Loren, complete with blackface and an Afro, came to international acclaim in this fairly literal version of the Giuseppe Verdi opera. Loren with singing dubbed by Renata Tebaldi portrays the title character, an Ethiopian slave owned by Amneris Lois Maxwell, the daughter of the Egyptian king. Aida's romantic heart is her weakness, as she must choose between loyalty to her conquered race and romance with Radames Luciano della Marra, an officer of the Egyptian army. Director Clemente Fracassi gets a bit carried away with epic splendor and the opulent color format, but fans of Loren and opera novices should find the film rewarding. Despite Loren's lauded performance, the role of Aida was originally intended for Gina Lollobrigida.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/12/2009
  • EAN: 8712177054688
  • Original Release: 1951
  • Source: Immortal
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,796

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sophia Loren Aida
Lois Maxwell Amneris
Renata Tebaldi Voice Only
Ebe Stignanai Voice Only
Luciano della Maria Redames
Giuseppe Campora Voice Only
Enrico Formichi Pharaoh
Afro Polli Amonsaro
Antonio Cassinelli Ramfis
Gino Bechi Voice Only
Giulio Neri Voice Only
Vittorio Caprioli
Léonide Massine
Domenico Balini Singer
Marisa Ciampaglia Singer
Victor Ferrari Singer
Luciano Della Marra Singer
Caro Di Paro Singer
George Petroff Singer
Afro Poli Singer
Marisa Valenti Singer
Technical Credits
Clemente Fracassi Director
G. Castilli Screenwriter
Ferruccio de Martino Producer
Anna Gobbi Screenwriter
Flavio Mogherini Set Decoration/Design
Piero Portalupe Cinematographer
Renzo Rossellini Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Y. Salvucci Screenwriter
Federico Teti Producer
Marguerite Wallmann Choreography
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Aida
1. Preludio [4:03]
2. Introduzione E Scena: Si Corre Voce Che L'Etiope Ardisca [1:23]
3. Romanza: Se Quel Guerrier Io Fossi!... Celeste Aida' [4:01]
4. Duetto: Quale Insolito Fioia Nel Tuo Sguardo! [3:32]
5. Scene E Pezzo D'Assieme: Alta Cagion V'Aduna...Su! Del Nilo Al Sacro Lido [4:59]
6. Scena: Ritorna Vinvitor! [5:54]
7. Gran Scena Della Consacrazione: 'Possente Fthà'...'Tu Che Dal Nulla' Danza Sacra Delle Sacerdotesse: Immenso Fthà'... [6:01]
8. Introduzione-Scena E Coro Di Donne: Chi Mai Fra Gl'Inni E I Plausi...Danza Di Piccoli Schiavi Mori [3:34]
9. Scena E Duetto: Fu La Sorte Dell'Armi A' Tuoi Funesta [4:44]
10. Gran Finale II: Gloria All'Egitto, Ad Iside [6:59]
11. Salvator Della Patria [6:51]
12. Introduzione-Preghiera: O Tu Che Sei D'Osiride...Vieni D'Iside Al Tempio' [1:38]
13. Romanza: Qui Radamès Verrà!... O Patria Mia [3:58]
14. Duetto: Ciel! Mio Padre [5:59]
15. Duetto: Pur Ti Riveggo, Mia Dolce Aida... [4:11]
16. Finale III: Ma Dimmi; Per Qual Via [2:02]
17. Duetto: Già I Sacerdoti Adunansi [3:36]
18. Scena Del Giudizio: Ohimé! Morir Mi Sento! [7:23]
19. Scena E Duetto: La Fatal Pietra Sovra Me Si Chius [10:43]
20. Finale Ultimo: Immenso Fthà...O Terra, Addio [:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Aida
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      Atto Primo: Scena Prima
      Scena Seconda
      Atto Secondo: Scena Prima
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      Atto Terzo
      Atto Quarto: Scena Prima
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    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

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