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Aida

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Teatro RealMadrid, 28013, Spain
March 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 18:00, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 (at 20:00 unless shown)
Performers
Teatro Real
Nicola LuisottiConductor
Hugo de AnaDirector, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Violeta UrmanaMezzo-sopranoAmnerisMar 07, 10, 13, 16, 22, 25
Ekaterina SemenchukMezzo-sopranoAmnerisMar 08, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24
Daniela BarcellonaMezzo-sopranoAmnerisMar 09, 15, 20, 23
Liudmyla MonastyrskaSopranoAidaMar 07, 10, 13, 16, 22, 25
Anna PirozziSopranoAidaMar 08, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24
Lianna HaroutounianSopranoAidaMar 09, 15, 20, 23
Gregory KundeTenorRadamèsMar 07, 10, 13, 16, 22, 25
Alfred KimTenorRadamèsMar 08, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24
Fabio SartoriTenorRadamèsMar 09, 15, 20, 23
Ambrogio MaestriBaritoneAmonasroMar 07, 10, 13, 16, 22, 25
George GagnidzeBaritoneAmonasroMar 08, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24
Ángel ÓdenaBaritoneAmonasroMar 09, 15, 20, 23
Soloman HowardBassKing of Egypt
Roberto TagliaviniBassRamfisMar 07, 09, 10, 13, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 25
Rafał SiwekBassRamfisMar 08, 11, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24
Sandra PastranaSopranoPriestess
Alejandro del CerroTenorA messenger
Chorus of the Teatro Real
Orchestra of the Teatro Real

In Aida, the grandiose and the intimate converge as in few other operas: the bloody confrontation between Ethiopians and Egyptians is juxtaposed by the love of Ramadés, Captain of the Egyptian Guard, for Aida, a slave of the Ethiopians. Their love is more powerful than the hatred between the two peoples, their social differences and incompatible perspectives. This love was as solid as the wall which blocked its consummation.

Verdi chose this story after rejecting several alternatives with comical or thematic plots to which he could have composed a grand opera. He became hugely involved with the writing of the libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, he had collaborated in the revision of La forza del destino. The success of the premiere in the opera house of Cairo, having opened two years previously, was sensational. As part of the Bicentennial celebrations, the Teatro Real pays tribute to its past by recouping part of the scenery of the 1998 production from its repository. Acclaimed at that time, the technical and material complexities have made it impossible to revive until now. Aida returns to the Teatro Real.

Production by the Teatro Real, in co-production with the Lyric Opera de Chicago and  Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires

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