Oh, how good to know I'm not the only one who finds Alagna sexy! Loved Aida...just one familiar tune after another. But Amonasro deserves the Worst-Father-of-the-Year Award. The way he plays the guilt card to manipulate his own daughter into helping him in a war HE started but couldn't win, well, you can't get much lower than that. (Well, you CAN, of course, but you know what I mean.)
I wonder if anyone has ever done one of those bare-stage productions of Aida. I don't see how it could be possible.