Sung in Italian with English supertitles
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 clima (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).
Tickets are $17.50. 2 PM at the James Armstrong Theatre