Verdi: Aida - Cruz-Romo, Bumbry, Gugalov, Wixell, Roni; Schippers. Orange, 1976


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  • Gilda Cruz-Romo gleaming soprano is heard to excellent effect in the title role of Aida.
  • Grace Bumbry, however, delivers the standout performance of the evening as Amneris, igniting the stage in her Act IV scene with Radamès.
  • Thomas Schippers leads an idiomatic and insightful performance, often pushing the envelope with his tempi without every falling over the edge.


  • A large chunk of the prelude through most of "Celeste Aida" is missing as well as the first few minutes of Act IV.
  • There is occasional static throughout.

In Stereo

OD 11981-2