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The grandest of grand operas, and a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy. A bitter love triangle plays itself out against a backdrop of war and cultural ... See full summary
The grandest of grand operas, and a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy. A bitter love triangle plays itself out against a backdrop of war and cultural oppression in this compelling tale of conflicting loyalties and forbidden passion. As Aida, soprano Micaela Carosi's "voice wasn't only luminous; she was alive in the role...every fear, frustration and outburst of love registered in her voice, face, body" (San Jose Mercury News). Tenor Marcello Giordani plays Radames, "mustering a ringing sound and suitably ardent phrasing" in the opera's climax (San Francisco Chronicle). "Mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick delivered a powerhouse performance as Amneris, cloaking her unstoppable dramatic fury in plush and impeccably controlled tones." -San Francisco Chronicle "As Amonasro, baritone Marco Vratogna emitted gorgeous, orchestra-defying sounds." -San Francisco Classical Voice "Glamour came from Zandra Rhodes's fantastically colorful production. Gold for days, patterns ...

Credited cast:
Marcello Giordani Marcello Giordani - Radamès
Hao Jiang Tian Hao Jiang Tian - Ramfis
Dolora Zajick Dolora Zajick - Amneris
Micaela Carosi Micaela Carosi - Aida
Christian Van Horn Christian Van Horn - The King of Egypt
David Lomeli David Lomeli - A messenger
Leah Crocetto Leah Crocetto - A priestess
Chiharu Shibata Chiharu Shibata - Solo Dancers
Damon Mahoney Damon Mahoney - Solo Dancers
Marco Vratogna Marco Vratogna - Amonasro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicola Luisotti Nicola Luisotti - Himself - Conductor
Jekyns Pelaez Jekyns Pelaez - Slave, Priest
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