Friday, 20 July 2018
APO Opera in Concert - VERDI: Aida

The grandest all grand operas, presented at the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's "Opera in Concert" for 2018

Antonello Palombi, Maria Luigia Borsi

Antonello Palombi, Maria Luigia Borsi Photo: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

 

 

VERDI: Aida

No battleground is as dangerous as the human heart.

Premièred in the Cairo Opera House in 1871, this tragic love story is set in the time of the pharaohs when Egypt was at war with Ethiopia.

A brutal war, an imprisoned princess torn between love and duty, and the desperate actions of a jealous rival. Such is the territory of Aida: on one hand, the grandest of grand operas, on the other, the simple story of a love triangle.

Synopsis of Aida

Performers:

Aida............................. Maria Luigia Borsi

Radamès...................... Antonello Palombi

Amneris....................... Olesya Petrova

Amonasro.................... Lucio Gallo

Il Re............................. Pelham Andrews

Ramfis ........................ Giacomo Prestia

High Priestess ............. Anna Leese

Messenger ................... Oliver Sewell

Freemasons NZ Opera Chorus, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Giordano Bellincampi

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    Maria Luigia Borsi

    Maria Luigia Borsi Photo: Benjamin Ealovega 2009