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Work: Aida

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ComposerVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
PeriodRomantic
Year1871
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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BarcelonaAida

Marko Mimica (El Rey) © A. Boifll | Gran Teatre del Liceu
Verdi: Aida
Gustavo Gimeno; Thomas Guthrie; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Mestres Cabanes; Franca Squarciapino; Clémentine Margaine; Judit Kutasi

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Patrick Summers; Joe Austin; Houston Grand Opera; Tom Pye; Kevin Pollard; Melody Moore; Catherine Martin

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János Mohácsi; Hungarian State Opera; Khell Zsolt; Kriszta Remete

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Giampaolo Bisanti; Benedikt von Peter; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Katrin Wittig; Lene Schwind; Anna Smirnova; Stefano La Colla

TorontoAida

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Jader Bignamini; Tim Albery; Canadian Opera Company; Hildegard Bechtler; Jon Morrell; Tamara Wilson; Russell Thomas
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A radical approach to an operatic warhorse by Opera North

Alexandra Zabala as Aida and Eric Greene as Amonasro © Clive Barda
Opera North's Aida, directed by Annabel Arden and conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong in Leeds Town Hall, is a welcome radical interpretation in the spirit of the times. 
****1
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Under the eye of Horus: Aida in Liège

Elaine Alvarez (Aida) © Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera's staging for Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège is stolid in direction, but Speranza Scappucci breathes life into Verdi's drama from the pit. 
***11
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Amneris is the star of the Met's Aida revival

Dolora Zajick (Amneris) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera (2009)
This revival of the Met's 30-year-old production of Aida had a disappointing debut in the title role but Dolora Zajick's reign as Amneris is still a force of nature.
***11
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An Aida that strips away the Egyptian iconography

Imelda Drumm (Amneris), Manfred Hemm (Ramfis), Graeme Danby (King) and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Radamès) © Pat Redmond
Michael Barker-Caven sets Aida in a 21st-century war zone in the Middle-East, allowing the audience to focus on the human drama.
*****
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Aida returns to the Royal Swedish Opera with a new cast

Andrea Carè (Radamès) and Maria Katzarava (Aida) © Markus Gårder
Carè, Katzarava and Treichl give committed performances in a reprise of Cavanagh’s production.
**111
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