Our privacy policy was last updated on Monday 24 June 2019View it hereDismiss
Sign in
Bachtrack logo
Home
What's on
Reviews
Articles
Video
Site
Opera home
EventsReviewsArticles

Aida

MapBuy ticketsWish list
Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain
2020 January 13, 14, 16, 17, 19 17:00, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 31, February 01, 02 17:00 (at 20:00 unless shown)
Performers
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Gustavo GimenoConductor
Thomas GuthrieDirector
Mestres CabanesSet Designer
Franca SquarciapinoCostume Designer
Clémentine MargaineMezzo-sopranoAmneris2020 Jan 13, 16, 19, 22, 27, 30, Feb 01
Judit KutasiMezzo-sopranoAmneris2020 Jan 14, 17, 20, 23, 28, 31, Feb 02
Angela MeadeSopranoAida2020 Jan 13, 16, 19, 22, 27, 30, Feb 01
Anna PirozziSopranoAida2020 Jan 14, 17, 20, 23, 28, 31, Feb 02
Yonghoon LeeTenorRadamès2020 Jan 13, 16, 19, 22, 27, 30, Feb 01
Luciano GanciTenorRadamès2020 Jan 14, 17, 20, 23, 28, 31, Feb 02
Marco VratognaBaritoneAmonasro2020 Jan 13, 16, 19, 22, 27, 30, Feb 01
Franco VassalloBaritoneAmonasro2020 Jan 14, 17, 20, 23, 28, 31, Feb 02
Berna PerlesSopranoPriestess
Josep FadóTenorA messenger
Angelo SmimmoChoreography
Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Coro del Gran Teatre del Liceu

The historic production with sets by Mestres Cabanes, returns to the Liceu with Pirozzi, Margaine and Meade.

Aida as our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents saw it, set against the hyper-realist scenery designed in 1945 by the Catalan artist from Manresa, Josep Mestres Cabanes. This splendid creation of the great Catalan school of set design emphasizes the grandeur – and also the intimacy – of Verdi's third-before-last opera, remaining true to the historicist tradition without ever lapsing into kitsch.

In his tensely dramatic Aida, the 58-year-old Verdi displays his colossal strength and musical and theatrical savoir-faire to relate the love triangle that causes Aida, Amneris and Radamès to pursue their passion, love and hatred to the very last consequences. The background of Ancient Egypt – the work was written to mark the opening of the Suez Canal – provides the excuse for the grandiose choral and symphonic scenes, which alternate with exquisite arias throughout the extensive score.

The Liceu debut of American soprano Angela Meade.

Mobile version