Verdi's Grand Opera of Ancient Egypt
The Metropolitan Opera presents a live performance of one of the most popular and beloved operas of all time, Aida, in a spectacular staging that captures the grandeur of Ancient Egypt. More than 200 artists fill the Met stage for this performance of Verdi’s tragedy, which sets a heartbreaking love triangle against the backdrop of an empire at war. Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska makes a spectacular Met debut as Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess, opposite two major Met stars: tenor Roberto Alagna as the war hero Radamès and Olga Borodina as the pharaoh’s daughter Amneris, Aida’s formidable rival. George Gagnidze sings Amonasro, Aida’s cunning father, and Štefan Kocán is the imposing Egyptian priest Ramfis. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts.