What would the Triumphal March be without its trumpets? Our newest podcast features an instrument designed specifically for performances of Verdi's Aida: the elongated Aida trumpet. In this podcast, Gianna Wichelow speaks with Herb Poole, an instrument builder and member of the COC Orchestra. They discuss the history of the Aida trumpet, outline how it differs from an ordinary trumpet, and delve into the history of Herb's instrument-building practice (including his contribution to the COC's Der Ring des Nibelungen in 2006).
These trumpets are a very beautiful addition to Aida (although, unfortunately, they won't be seen on stage). We've assembled some more photos below!
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001