Director: Clemente Fracassi Cast: Sophia Loren, Lois Maxwell, Renata Tebaldi
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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 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2006
UPC: 0675754932923
Original Release: 1951
Source: Qualiton Dvd
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:35:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sophia Loren Aida
Lois Maxwell Amneris
Renata Tebaldi Aida (singing voice)
Ebe Stignanai Amneris (singing voice)
Luciano della Maria Redames
Giuseppe Campora Redames (singing voice)
Enrico Formichi Pharaoh
Afro Polli Amonsaro
Antonio Cassinelli Ramfis
Gino Bechi Amonsaro (singing voice)
Giulio Neri Ramfis (singing voice)
Vittorio Caprioli Actor
Léonide Massine Actor
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

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Aida
2. Aida [23:44]
3. The Temple of Vulcan [6:08]
4. Amneris [8:44]
5. Victory [14:15]
6. The Temple of Isis [18:42]
7. The Trial [22:38]

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Asterix More than 1 year ago
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