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Sep. 06 2017

9/16/17 – Aida – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera


Verdi’s grand Egyptian epic returns in a bold new production inspired by contemporary artist RETNA. This intimate love story of an Egyptian military hero, Radames, and a captured Ethiopian princess, Aida, features San Francisco Opera favorites Brian Jagde and Leah Crocetto.

Music by Giuseppe Verdi | Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni

Sung in Italian with English supertitles


Approximately 2 hours, 54 minutes with one intermission


Aida Leah Crocetto
Amneris Ekaterina Semenchuk
Radames Brian Jagde
Amonasro George Gagnidze
Ramfis Raymond Aceto
King of Egypt Anthony Reed
A Priestess Toni Marie Palmertree
A Messenger Pene Pati


November 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 27, and 30
December 3 and 6, 2016

Conductor Nicola Luisotti 1
Conductor Jordi Bernàcer 2
Director Francesca Zambello
Associate Director E. Loren Meeker
Artistic Designer RETNA*
Set Designer Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer Anita Yavich
Lighting Designer Mark McCullough
Choreographer Jessica Lang*
Associate Choreographer Clifton Brown*
Chorus Director Ian Robertson
Fight Director Dave Maier

 * San Francisco Opera Debut

1November 5, 6, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 27, 30, and December 3

2December 6

Photo credits: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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