WRTI Spotlight
3:24 pm
Sat June 30, 2012

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Verdi's AIDA on June 30th at 1 pm

Impassioned arias, surging choruses, and exhilarating orchestral music show us Verdi at the peak of his powers - masterfully balancing pomp and pageantry with a deeply moving personal tragedy. Don't miss this season's final broadcast from the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

At its heart is a treacherous love triangle and a relationship that was never meant to be. Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess, and Radames, leader of the Egyptian army that conquered her homeland, long to be together forever. But someone else wants Radames, too—it’s Amneris, the jealous daughter of the Pharaoh himself!

CAST:
Aida: Sondra Radvanovsky
Radames: Marcello Giordani
Amneris: Jill Grove
Amonasro: Gordon Hawkins
Ramfis: Štefan Kocán
CONDUCTOR: Renato Palumbo

LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS 

Article: "Aida, Revealing the Heart of Verdi's Princess"

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