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Jun. 23 2012

06/30/12 – Aida – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi

Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 23 minutes
In Italian

Here it is—the granddaddy of grand-opera spectacle—complete with pyramids and potentates, priestesses and dancing girls, plus armies of soldiers and slaves!

At its heart, a treacherous love triangle and a relationship that was never meant to be. Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess, and Radames, leader of the Egyptian army that conquered her homeland, long to be together forever. But someone else wants Radames, too—it’s Amneris, the jealous daughter of the Pharaoh himself!

Impassioned arias, surging choruses, and exhilarating orchestral music show us Verdi at the peak of his powers–masterfully balancing pomp and pageantry with a deeply moving personal tragedy.

 

Cast/Crew

Aida
Sondra Radvanovsky

Radames
Marcello Giordani

Amneris
Jill Grove

Amonasro
Gordon Hawkins

Ramfis
Raymond Aceto

King
Evan Boyer

Conductor
Renato Palumbo

Original Production
Nicolas Joël

Director
Matthew Lata

Designer
Pet Halmen

Lighting Designer
Jason Brown

Chorus Master
Michael Black

Choreographer
Kenneth von Heidecke

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