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Renata Tebaldi ...
Aida (singing voice)
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Ebe Stignani ...
Amneris (singing voice)
Luciano Della Marra ...
Radamès
Giuseppe Campora ...
Radamès (singing voice)
Afro Poli ...
Gino Bechi ...
Amonasro (singing voice)
Antonio Cassinelli ...
Giulio Neri ...
Ramfis (singing voice)
Enrico Formichi ...
Domenico Balini ...
Paolo Caroli ...
Il messagero (singing voice)
Marisa Valenti ...
Un'ancella
Giovanna Russo ...
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Aida, featuring the actress Sophia Lauren, was a film adaptation of a theatre performance written by Verdi. The plot revolves around the character Radames who falls in love with what he thinks is a slave in a country his armies has conquered. The young woman is actually the daughter of the leader he ousted. Written by Red Haircrow

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Surging brilliantly beyond the confines of the stage - its glorious arias sung by the great operatic voices of our age - its powerful drama portrayed by a brilliant cast... AIDA is THE film event of the decade! See more »

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In the movie "Aida" Sophia Loren lipsynched to the playback of Renata Tebaldi's recordings of the opera so that it appeared Sophia was actually singing. See more »

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verdi would have loved it
12 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm amazed we see even one nay-sayer criticizing this old film. We don't ordinarily get good opera films, and here is a true grand opera rendition. Understandably, the visuals are not great. It's dated. But as opera it can't be faulted; and I'm an opera buff. I can't even detect one lip-sync; if we didn't know that was Tebaldi in the audio nothing would convince me it isn't Sophia Loren. She does EVERYTHING with flair! Her dark makeup is fine; and she brought the role to gorgeous life! The rest of the cast is wonderful, as is that stunning ballet troupe. Most of the actors are excellent; Loren truly marvelous. Her rival Amneris is also terrific. Whoever didn't care for this 1953 job is shamefully remiss. Verdi would have enjoyed it! Naturally, Renata Tebaldi as Aida is the engine behind the scenes. I love this old movie!


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