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Opera

Aida

Giuseppe Verdi

Presentation

Should you turn your back on love when duty calls?

“Amneris: I love him too… I, the Pharaoh’s daughter, am your rival. / Aida: My rival! So be it – for we are of equal standing…” With war and acts of violence in the background, Aida tells the story of a fascinating and tense love triangle between the Egyptian princess, Amneris, Ramades, an officer, and Aida, a Nubian princess, captured and reduced to slavery. The historical scenes and triumphal marches, which have contributed to the popularity of this opera, are followed by intimate but powerful duets and introspective moments of great intensity. The director, Stathis Livathinos, who is the Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Greece, comes to us to stage his first opera, Aida. Conscious of the tensions at play in the Mediterranean Basin and the issues they raise of nationalism, the struggle for freedom, and exile, he explores the different facets of this opera in which personal desire faces a sense of duty, individual destiny that of the collective destiny.

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

Conductor ALAIN ALTINOGLU / SAMUEL JEAN (23 & 31.05, 02.06)
Director STATHIS LIVATHINOS

Set design ALEXANDER POLZIN
Costumes ANDREA SCHMIDT-FUTTERER
Lighting ALEKOS ANASTASIOU
Choreography OTTO PICHLER
Chorus master MARTINO FAGGIANI

Aida ADINA AARON
MONICA ZANETTIN (17, 20, 26, 31/5 & 4/6)

Radamès ANDREA CARÈ
GASTON RIVERO* (17, 20, 26, 31/5 & 4/6)

Amneris NORA GUBISCH
KSENIA DUDNIKOVA (17, 20, 26, 31/5 & 4/6)

Amonasro DIMITRIS TILIAKOS
GIOVANNI MEONI (17, 20, 26, 31/5 & 4/6)

Ramfis GIACOMO PRESTIA
MIKA KARES (17, 20, 23, 26, 31/5 & 4/6)

Il Re ENRICO IORI
Una sacerdotessa TAMARA BANJESEVIC
Un messaggero JULIAN HUBBARD

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

PRODUCTION La Monnaie / De Munt
WITH THE SUPPORT OF BNP Paribas Fortis

Agenda

Agenda