Verdi’s Aida

May 13, 2023, 12:00 pm

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A scene from Act II of Verdi’s Aida (Photo: Marty Sohl/Met Opera)

The mighty walls and towering monuments of Ancient Egypt once again fill the Met stage, as Verdi’s great spectacle returns. Rising soprano Michelle Bradley stars in the title role, a captive Ethiopian princess torn between love and country. Mezzo-soprano Olesya Petrova is Aida’s implacable Egyptian counterpart, Amneris, with tenor Marcelo Álvarez as the warrior Radamès, the object of both of their affections. Baritone George Gagnidze portrays Aida’s father, Amonasro, and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn is the iron-fisted priest Ramfis. Maestro Paolo Carignani conducts.

Description adapted from Met Opera