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Wed December 12, 2012

The Met Opera: Verdi's AIDA on Dec. 15th at 1 pm

The Met’s unforgettable production of Verdi’s ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska as the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamès, played by Carl Tanner and Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Dolora Zajick and Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts this revival.

“Ms. Monastyrska, a native of Kiev, Ukraine, and an established star at that city’s opera house, comes to the Met a fully mature artist. She is gifted with a luscious round soprano that maintains its glow even in the softest notes. Her “O patria mia” was beautifully drawn and colored with darker inflections that added dramatic intensity.”

“The combined fervor of Olga Borodina as Amneris and Fabio Luisi at the helm of a fired-up orchestra made for an electrically charged and energetic performance” (The New York Times)

Giuseppe Verdi: AIDA on December 15, 1 to 5 pm

CAST:

Conductor: Fabio Luisi

Aida: Liudmyla Monastyrska

Amneris: Olga Borodina

Radamès: Roberto Alagna

Amonasro: George Gagnidze

Ramfis: Stefan Kocán

The King: Miklós Sebestyén

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