VERDI: Aida (complete opera) Newly translated libretto, program notes, and synopsis. Links to audio tracks.
Placido Domingo, Martina Arroyo, Fiorenza Cossotto, Piero Cappuccilli, et al., vocal soloists/Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala, Milan/Claudio Abbado, conductor
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