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  • SAN FRANCISCO OPERA Education Materials AIDA Websites

    GIUSEPPE VERDIS AIDA Links to resources and lesson plans related to Verdis opera, Aida.

    Broadway World: http://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/San-Francisco-Opera-Unveils-New-Production-of-Giuseppe-Verdis-AIDA-20161010 Article about the new production directed by Francesca Zambello and featuring designs by Los Angeles-based, contemporary visual artist RETNA (Marquis Duriel Lewis). IMSLP: Aida (Verdi, Giuseppe) http://imslp.org/wiki/Ada_(Verdi,_Giuseppe) Sheet music includes full scores, parts, vocal scores and arrangements and transcriptions. Instituto Nationale di Studi Verdiani Fondazione http://www.studiverdiani.it/verdi_en.html Website includes information on Verdis life, chronology and works, with bibliography and research facilities (Library, Archive of Verdis correspondence, Visual archive, Recording collection)

    Internet Archive: Aida (1955) https://archive.org/details/varneyelmi_msn_Aida Recorded in Mila at the Teatro alla Scala with the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano; maestro direttore Tullio Serafin; maestro del coro Norberto Mola. Aida: Maria Callas, Radams: Richard Tucker, Amneris: Fedora Barbieri, Amonasro: Tito Gobbi Internet Archive: Aida (1955) https://archive.org/details/varneyelmi_msn_Aida_201511 Aida: Zinka Milanov (soprano), Radams: Jussi Bjrling (tenor), Amneris: Fedora Barbieri (mezzo-soprano), Amonasro: Leonard Warren (baritone), Ramfis: Boris Christoff (bass) Internet Archive: Aida (published 1872) https://archive.org/details/imslp-verdi-giuseppe Scores featuring the orchestra, For voices and chorus with orchestra, Italian language The Italian Digital Library Portal and Cultural-Tourist Network: Album Verdi http://vecchiosito.bnnonline.it/biblvir/verdi/index.html Album from the National Library of Naples.

    The Italian Digital Library Portal and Cultural-Tourist Network: Italian Music Network http://www.internetculturale.it/opencms/opencms/it/collezioni/collezione_0040.html The Italian Music Networks search interface offers integrated navigation among over 10,000 documents by the Archivio storico di Casa Ricordi (with theatrical stuffs of the principal set up of the Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini's operas): from autographs to printed scores; from letters to librettos; from scenes sketches to photographs. Enter Aida to search for original sketches, fashion plates, setting maps, tool tables (props), and photos.

  • SAN FRANCISCO OPERA Education Materials AIDA Websites

    Italy Magazine: Homage to Verdi: Aida http://www.italymagazine.com/featured-story/homage-verdi-aida Background information with analysis. Medici.TV Verdis Aida in Verona http://www.medici.tv/#!/verdis-aida-in-verona A spectacular production of Aida, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, has closed this year's opera season at the Arena in Verona, the biggest open air theatre in the world. The Metropolitan Opera: Aida: Act 2 Duet Elisabeth Carlo http://www.metopera.org/Season/On-Demand/opera/?upc=811357013120 Excerpts from three Met productions of Verdi's "Aida." December 15, 2012 Luisi; Monastyrska, Borodina, Alagna, Gagnidze, Kocn | October 7, 2989 Levine; Millo, Zajick, Domingo, Milnes, Kavrakos | January 3, 1985 Levine; Price, Cossotto, McCracken, Estes, Macurdy The Metropolitan Opera: Aida Educator Guide http://www.metopera.org/metoperafiles/education/Educator%20Guides/Ed%20Guide%20pdfs/Aida.12-13.guide.pdf The Mets educator guilde for Aida (2012-2013) includes synopsis, whos who, classroom activity, musical highlight, and performance activities.

    NPRs Music: Love Triangles And Pyramids: Verdi's 'Aida' from The Maggio Musicale In Florence http://www.npr.org/2011/06/03/136888669/love-triangles-and-pyramids-verdis-aida Includes synopsis & streaming audio of "O Patria Mio" and L tra le foreste vergini NPRs Music: Verdi's 'Aida' from Houston Grand Opera http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16505142 Houston Grand Operas 2007 production, with a cast including Zvetelina Vassileva in the title role, Marco Berti as her lover Radames and Dolora Zajick as Aida's bitter rival, Amneris. NPRs Morning Edition: Passion in Portland: Oregon Chorus Sings 'Aida' http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90279877 Downloadable episode: Members of the Portland Opera Chorus rehearse Verdi's Aida, an opera that treats the chorus almost as another character. It requires powerful and precise singing. NPRs Deceptive Cadence: Marches Madness: Walk Like An Egyptian http://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2013/03/11/174030288/marches-madness-walk-like-an-egyptian The Triumphal March in a Shanghai production in 2000. The cast list bulged to 2,200. And at its 1871 debut in Cairo, a dozen elephants and 15 camels strode across the stage. Online Library of Liberty: Verdis Aida (1871) http://oll.libertyfund.org/pages/verdi-s-aida-1871 The Opera Platform: Verdi Aida from Teatro Regio Torino http://www.theoperaplatform.eu/en/opera/verdi-aida Turin celebrates the reopening of the Museo Egizio the worlds biggest Egyptian Museum after.

  • SAN FRANCISCO OPERA Education Materials AIDA Websites

    Operadis http://www.operadis-opera-discography.org.uk/ This website contains "discographies" which were generated by CLOR of the all opera recordings, including those written by Giuseppe Verdi. CLOR is an Indexed Electronic Catalogue (IEC) on CD-ROM in which it is intended to list all recordings that are or have been commercially available of "complete" operas or of extended excerpts of operas longer than about 20 minutes, i.e. as long or longer than one LP-side. Audio and video recordings are included and the term "opera" is taken to include operettas, opra-bouffes, G&S, zarzuelas and a few musicals, as well as works normally described as operas.

    Project Muse: Verdis Aida The History of an Opera in Letters and Documents http://muse.jhu.edu/book/32537 Verdis Aida, translated by Hans Busch, Published by University of Minnesota Press, 1978. San Francisco Opera http://sfopera.com/discover-opera/201617-season/aida/ Aida overview, synopsis, photos, audio excerpts and related videos. Stanford Universitys Opera Glass http://opera.stanford.edu/Verdi/main.html Website with detailed information on Aida and many other operas, including: Libretti, Source Texts, Performance Histories, Synopses, Discographies, Role Creators.

    Tanglewood Festival Chorus Verdi - Finale of Aida, Act II http://bso.http.internapcdn.net/bso/images/program_notes/VERDI_Nabucco.pdf Program notes from Tanglewood. Verdis Disco http://verdisdisco.de/ A discography of complete Verdis opera recordings on LP and CD.

    YouTube: Warner Classics TV: Verdi: Ada - San Francisco Opera (starring Luciano Pavarotti) https://youtu.be/b8rsOzPzYr8 A magnificent spectacle of stars, scenery and choreography, this version of Verdi's Ada is remastered from Sam Wanamaker's landmark production. It features monumental performances by Luciano Pavarotti as Radames and Margaret Price in the title role. The tensions which arise from Radames' love for Aida, a slave who is the daughter of the Ethiopian chieftain, Amonasro, and the jealousy this provokes in the daughter in Amneris, daughter of the Egyptian king, are portrayed in some of Verdi's most famous music. WXQR: Operavore: Verdi's Aida and its Role in the Egyptian Revolution http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/verdis-emaidaem-and-its-role-egyptian-revolution/ Article looking at the oper in the context of modern Egyptian history.

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