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Renata Tebaldi ...
Aida (singing voice)
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Ebe Stignani ...
Amneris (singing voice)
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Radamès
Giuseppe Campora ...
Radamès (singing voice)
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Amonasro (singing voice)
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Paolo Caroli ...
Il messagero (singing voice)
Marisa Valenti ...
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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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Handsome film production of Verdi's classic Aida succeeds in making grand opera more accessible to the masses.
4 May 2007 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

The whole point of making this film, one of the earliest and best international color releases of cinematic opera, was to make it more accessible to the masses. And it succeeded admirably in doing so. The general public would not sit still for a love story about two young exotic lovers in ancient Egypt if played by the typical 300 pound over 40 tenor and soprano with the vocal equipment to sing the glorious music properly. Hence the visual substitution of the beautiful principals (a young Loren, handsome Della Marra, and a slinky Ms. Maxwell)who make the story much more believable, giving those not familiar with the plot or the music a better chance at being wooed into the lovely arias who otherwise might not be. Altogether, an enchanting introduction to one of Verdi's great works. I remember seeing this when I was in junior high school and it certainly awakened my interest in opera, a form with which I was then not well acquainted. I still regard this film fondly and would recommend it highly to those who might appreciate the great music accompanied by better than average visuals. Luciano Della Marra was a standout as Radames, and unfortunately for audiences did not appear in any other films.


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