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Verdi's AIDA at HGO
Seeded by houstongrandopera on 1 Nov 2013
Author: hgopera
Aida, an Ethiopian princess enslaved to Amneris, the princess of Egypt, has fallen in love with the warrior Radames. As he rides into battle, Aida is torn between her love for him, allegiance to her country, and loyalty to her family. Radames dreams that if he returns triumphant, he will free Aida and marry her. But Amneris longs for Radames' affections, too. Romance and hope turn to crushing tragedy as the story unfolds. "[Liudmyla Monastyrska] is gifted with a luscious round soprano that maintains its glow even in the softest notes." - New York Times "A real spinto tenor, [Riccardo Massì's] rich full tone is darkly covered in the middle provoking concern for his upper register. Yet the high phrases rang out smoothly and easily with no awkward lurching or strain whatsoever." - Opera Brittania "Dolora Zajick remains a force of mezzo-soprano nature." - Financial Times (London)
Presenter: Houston Grand Opera