Giuseppe Verdi. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Semi Staged. Two Performances!
Choose your location!
Friday, May 3rd, 2013, 8:00 PM,
Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
Sunday, May 5th, 2013, 3:00 PM,
Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center, Raleigh
Wagner is not the only opera genius turning 200 in 2013. We also commemorate the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi with two performances of his biggest operatic work, Aida, a sensational tale of war, romance, and intrigue that spans the gates of Thebes and the banks of the Nile. In the Old Kingdom of Egypt, a military commander—the unrequited love of the Pharaoh’s daughter—falls for an Ethiopian slave, forging a deadly love triangle. Aida bursts with all of the passion and conflict that make the operas of Verdi such enduring crowd-pleasers. This staging spotlights the dazzling voices of Issachah Savage, Leann Sandel-Pantaleo (the star of Carmen last season), and international stage sensation Angela Brown, the expert Verdi heroine who caused The New York Times to sigh, “At last . . . an Aida.”