Bravo Cura

Celebrating José Cura--Singer, Conductor, Director

 

 

 

Operas:  Aida

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Aida

Fast facts:  an opera in four acts, libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, after the scenario by Camille Du Locle and the original draft by Auguste Mariette, premiere on 24th December 1871 at the Cairo Opera House 'Dar Elopera Al Misria.'

The European premiere was at Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 8th February 1872
 

Main Cast:  Aida (soprano), slave of Amneris and daughter of Amonasro; Radames (tenor), captain of the Egyptian guard; Amneris (mezzo-soprano), daughter of the King of Egypt; Amonasro (baritone), King of Ethiopia; Ramfis (bass), High Priest of Egypt; the King of Egypt (bass); the High Priestess (soprano); a messenger (tenor)

 

José Cura as Radames:

1998 - New Imperial Theatre, Tokyo, Japan (inauguration of new theater)

1998 - Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Italy (grand re-opening of theater)

1999 - Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy (first opera transmitted live over Internet)

2001 - Athens, Greece

2005 - Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy

 

“Boheme is a story of every day--you can do it in jeans.  But if I am going to do Aida, I want a pyramid and an elephant.  I don't want to do Aida with a tank.” (Vogue, Sep 1999 / Rhoda Keonig)

 

 

Aida in Japan

 

 

 

José Cura stars as Radames in the 1998 Tokyo production of Aida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

José Cura stars as Radames in the 1998 Teatro Massimo production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

José Cura as Radames in Tokyo production of Aida, 1998

 

Click above to play the YouTube Video of Aida in Japan

 

 

José Cura and Franco Zefferelli in Tokyo, 1998                Scene, Aida, 1998  

 

                   José Cura discusses the role of Radames                                 José Cura as Radames and Maria Guleghina as Aida in the 1998 production of Aida            

              

 

 

 

José Cura as Radames in Tokyo production of Aida, 1998

 

Aida in Palermo

 

 

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian Conductor Angelo Campori - 1998(LI) Orchestra - Teatro Massimo di Palermo Chorus - Teatro Massimo di Palermo Aida - Norma Fantini Radamès - José Cura Amneris - Barbara Dever Amonasro - Giorgio Zancanaro Ramphis - Andrea Papi Il Re di Egitto - Andrea Silvestrelli Una Sacerdotessa - Antonella Trevisan Un Messaggero - Pierre Lefèbre

 

 

 

 

José Cura as Radames in Palermo production of Aida 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

José Cura as Radames in Palermo production of Aida 1998

 

 

 

 

José Cura as Radames in Palermo production of Aida 1998

 

 

 

 

José Cura as Radames in Palermo production of Aida 1998

 

 

 

 

 

Click above to play the entire Aida from Palermo  (It's very blue!)

 

 

José Cura as Radames in Palermo production of Aida 1998

 

 

José Cura as Radames in Palermo production of Aida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aida at the Arena

1999

 

Conductor    -   Daniel Oren

Director       -    Pier Luigi Pizzi

Amneris     -     Larissa Diadkova

Aida           -     Sylvie Valaire

Radames    -     José Cura

Ramfis       -     Andrea Papi

Amonasro    -   Leo Nucci

 

José Cura as Radames, Arena di Verona 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click above to watch two videos of the 1999 Aida from Verona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aida in Athens

2001

 

 

 

 

Aida at the Arena 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated:  Sunday, November 23, 2014  © Copyright: Kira