December 15

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: AIDA

GIUSEPPE VERDI

2012-2013 HD OPERA SEASON

DECEMBER 15, 2012 @ 12:55 PM

RUN TIME: 4 HRS

Verdi’s iconic opera set in ancient Egypt stars powerhouse Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, who makes her Met debut in the title role of an enslaved Ethiopian princess. Olga Borodina, one of the world’s best-known interpreters of the role, sings Aida’s royal rival, Amneris, and Roberto Alagna is the hero Radamès, who must choose between his love for Aida and his duty to his country. Fabio Luisi conducts his first Met performances of the opera, which also stars George Gagnidze as the Ethiopian king, Amonasro. Sonja Frisell’s spectacular staging uses the full theatrical capabilities of the Met stage to immerse the audience in the grandeur of ancient Egypt.

Text courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera website:  http://www.metopera.org

CONDUCTOR Fabio Luisi

PRODUCTION: Sonja Frisell

CAST: Liudmyla Monastyrska,  Olga Borodina, Roberto Alagna, George Gagnidze, Štefan Kocán, , Miklós Sebestyén

CAST SHEET & SYNOPSIS:

http://www.metoperafamily.org/uploadedFiles/MetOpera/8_live_in_hd/2_season/12-13/Aida.synopsis.US.DATES.pdf.pdf

VIDEO: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera

PHOTOS:  Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera, Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Liudmyla Monastyrska as the title character and Olga Borodina as Amneris in Verdi’s “Aida.”

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Štefan Kocan as Ramfis and Olga Borodina as Amneris in Verdi’s “Aida.”

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Olga Borodina as Amneris in Verdi’s “Aida.”

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from Verdi’s “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera.

Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from Verdi’s “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera.

Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Liudmyla Monastyrska as the title character and Roberto Alagna as Radamès in Verdi’s “Aida.”

Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Liudmyla Monastyrska as the title character and Roberto Alagna as Radamès in Verdi’s “Aida.”

Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from Verdi’s “Aida” with Olga Borodina (top) as Amneris, Liudmyla Monastyrska as the title character, and Roberto Alagna as Radamès.