Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 7:30pm
Loyalty or love–which should prevail when everything is at stake? Aida, an Ethiopian princess enslaved by her enemy Egypt, finds herself helplessly drawn to Radames, her captor. Caught between warring nations, she faces an impossible choice. Should she betray Radames to protect her beloved homeland? Or surrender completely to true love?
With its soaring music, exotic setting, and parade of live horses during the Act II “Triumphal March,” Aida gloriously delivers on all that opera’s meant to be; the Cincinnati Enquirer hailed it as “the most sensational production this city has ever seen.”
Our powerhouse cast stars soprano Latonia Moore in the title role. After her surprise Met debut as Aida last season, the New York Times raved that “the audience loved her.” Antonello Palombi, “one of today’s finest dramatic tenors” (Music in Cincinnati), sings Radames, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung brings her “dark-hued, angelic voice” (New York Times) to the role of Amneris. Esteemed conductor Carlo Rizzi leads the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
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