‘Aida’ From The Salzburg Festival Breaks Records

Giuseppe Verdi/Aida/ Premiere am 6.August 2017/Riccardo Muti:Musikalische Leitung, Shirin Neshat:Regie, Christian Schmidt:Bühne, Tatyana van Walsum:Kostüme/ Anna Netrebko:Aida, Francesco Meli:Radamès, Ekaterina Semenchuk:Amneris

Opera continues to break records with this weekend’s ratings of Verdi’s “Aida.”

According to ORF, the TV screening of “Aida” from the Salzburg Festival took a 17 percent market share this weekend. The reports noted that there were an estimated 473,000 viewers. The production starred reigning diva Anna Netrebko, Francesco Meli, Ekaterina Semenchuk and Luca Salsi.  Riccardo Muti conducted the Vienna Philharmonic in a production by Shirin Neshat.

“Aida” marks the highest rating for an opera since Salzburg’s “La Bohème” in 2012. That production, directed by Damiano Micheletto, also starred Anna Netrebko in the title role and Piotr Beczala. Massimo Cavalletti and Nino Machaidze also starred with Daniele Gatti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic.

“Aida” premiered on August 6 with critics raving about the musical performances. The Telegraph noted, “A superb cast and the peerless Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra are his willing servants – slaves, perhaps. Anna Netrebko makes a thrilling debut in the title role, singing with a polish and elegance.”

“Aida” is slated to be presented on ZDF on August 25 and the opera will be performed at the Salzburg Festival until August 25. Yusif Eyvazov and Vittoria Yeo headline the final two performances taking over for Meli and Netrebko.



Liked it? Take a second to support Francisco Salazar on Patreon!

About the Author

Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

Be the first to comment on "‘Aida’ From The Salzburg Festival Breaks Records"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.