I saw Alagna a few weeks ago in L'elisir d'amore at Covent Garden. A lot of the time he was wearing a vest and a trilby - uncannily resembling Chico Marx - but he was in good voice. I'd have thought that Radames would be a bit of a stretch for him. Lorna - I do like quite a lot of Aida but I don't go out of my way to see it.