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Work: Aida

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ComposerVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
PeriodRomantic
LibrettistAntonio Ghislanzoni
Year1871
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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PragueAida

Verdi: Aida
Maurizio Barbacini; Petar Selem; Prague National Theatre Opera; Hafiz Abdel Farghali; Josef Jelínek; Prague National Theatre Orchestra; Prague National Theatre Chorus

ParisAidaNew production

Verdi: Aida
Michele Mariotti; Lotte de Beer; Opéra national de Paris; Christof Hetzer; Jorine van Beek; Elīna Garanča; Ksenia Dudnikova

MunichFestspielkonzert – Oper für alle: Aida

© Wilfried Hösl
Verdi: Aida
Zubin Mehta; Bavarian State Opera; Anita Rachvelishvili; Fabio Sartori; Amartuvshin Enkhbat; Krassimira Stoyanova

BrisbaneAida

Verdi: Aida
Francesco Lanzillotta; Davide Livermore; Opera Australia; Giò Forma; Gianluca Falaschi; Natalie Aroyan; Elena Gabouri
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A triumphant Aida in concert at La Scala to defy the pandemic

Saioa Hernández © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Riccardo Chailly leads a splendid cast in Verdi’s masterpiece as La Scala leads the way in these troubled times, when the opera world is so volatile and fragile, by focusing on the music, holding onto artistic values. 
*****
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Everyone returns victorious in San Carlo's Aida

Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris) and Jonas Kaufmann (Radamès) © Francesco Squeglia
With their second open-air concert performance, Teatro di San Carlo scores another hit.
****1
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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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