The original tale of war, love and an impossible choice
Relationships are hard work. Especially when it's between a prisoner of war and her captor. Oh, and their love has to remain a secret (for obvious reasons).
Verdi's epic drama Aida returns to our stage for the first time in 16 years, in a sensational production starring Latonia Moore and Russell Thomas. Director Francesca Zambello conjures a gorgeous world where hieroglyphics by the L.A.-based artist RETNA create a striking backdrop to the timeless story. Expect to be further blown away by a huge chorus and orchestra, a ballet, and beautiful music that's both intimate and heroic in this grandest of grand operas.
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"The audience loved her. When Ms. Moore took her solo curtain call at the end, she received an ecstatic ovation... her voice was radiant, plush and sizable at its best, with gleaming top notes that broke through the chorus and orchestra during the crowd scenes. She also has appealing stage presence, and brought palpable emotion to her portrayal of the tormented Aida."
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Production new to Los Angeles
Performed in Italian with English subtitles
A co-production of Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera and Minnesota Opera
Running time: approximately three hours, with one intermission