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29.7.12

Glimmerglass: 'Aida'

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Verdi, Aida, M. Caballé, P. Domingo, New Philharmonia Orchestra, R. Muti
Charles T. Downey, A fine “Aida” cast gets water-boarded by clumsy staging at Glimmerglass (The Classical Review, July 29)
Nestled on the idyllic shores of New York’s picturesque Otsego Lake, between the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains and just north of Cooperstown, is the home of the Glimmerglass Festival. With a relatively brief but distinguished 20-year history, this summer festival came under the artistic direction of the American opera director Francesca Zambello in 2010. She opened her second season, quite ambitiously, with Verdi’s Aida, the grandest of grand operas.
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Verdi, Aida
With Michelle Johnson, Noah Stewart, Eric Owens
Directed by Francesca Zambello
Glimmerglass Festival

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