"Karajan was helped by having a Viennese orchestra and chorus but most important of all is the musical teamwork of his soloists. Bergonzi emerges as a model among tenors, with a rare feeling for the shaping of phrases and attention to detail.Cornell MacNeil too is splendid. Tebaldi's creamy tone-colour rides beautifully over the phrases and she too acquires new depth of imagination ... Simionatoprovides one of the finest portrayals of Amneris." - Penguin Guide to Classical Music.
Renata Tebaldi (Aida), Giulietta Simionato (Amneris), Carlo Bergonzi (Radamès), Cornell MacNeil (Amonasro), Arnold van Mill (Ramfis), Fernando Corena (Il Re di Egitto), Piero de Palma (Un Messaggero), Eugenia Ratti (Ina Sacerdotessa)
Vienna Singverien & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan