Enrique Mazzola on Verdi’s Aida

March 2, 2024, 4:00 pm

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Whimsical image of Enrique Mazzola in a grey sportscoat, white shirt, no tie, red-framed eyeglasses, at the piano, crouching so that keyboard is at eye level, his reflection visible on the shiny black surface of the piano, red curtain as background.
Enrique Mazzola (Photo by Kyle Flubacker)

Lyric Opera’s music director Enrique Mazzola joins WFMT to preview Verdi’s grandest opera.  Maestro Mazzola selects some of his favorite moments from the score and gives his perspective from the orchestra pit on conducting the Triumphal Scene, one of the most epic ensembles in all of opera. Aida opens March 9. Learn more HERE.


Giuseppe Verdi: Aida
Act I, Preludio
Act I, “Se quel guerrier io fossi!…Celeste Aida”
Act II, “Chi mai fra gli inni e i plausi…Vieni: sul crin ti piovano”
Act II, “Gloria all’Egitto, ad Iside”
Act III, “Qui Radamès verra .. O patria mia”
Act IV, “O terra, addio”

Anja Harteros (Aida)
Jonas Kaufmann (Radamès)
Ekaterina Semenchuk (Amneris)
Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano, conductor