The mighty walls and towering monuments of Ancient Egypt once again fill the Met stage, as Verdi’s great spectacle returns. Soprano Leah Crocetto 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 Jorge de Léon 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.