Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:30 pm
CONDUCTOR Nicola Luisotti
PRODUCTION Sonja Frisell
SET DESIGNER Gianni Quaranta
COSTUME DESIGNER Dada Saligeri
LIGHTING DESIGNER Gil Wechsler
CHOREOGRAPHER Alexei Ratmansky
LIVE IN HD DIRECTOR Gary Halvorson
LIVE IN HD HOST Isabel Leonard
AIDA Anna Netrebko
AMNERIS Anita Rachvelishvili
RADAMÈS Aleksandrs Antonenko
AMONASRO Quinn Kelsey
RAMFIS Dmitry Belosselskiy
THE KING Ryan Speedo Green
Ancient Egypt. The warrior Radamès and Aida, the Ethiopian slave of Princess Amneris, are in love. Amneris, daughter of the king, also loves Radamès. When he is chosen to lead the Egyptian army against the advancing Ethiopians, Aida is torn between love for Radamès and loyalty to her homeland, where her father is king.
Ethiopia has been defeated. Amneris, realizing that Aida is her rival, is determined to win Radamès. At the victory celebration, Radamès asks the king for mercy for the Ethiopian prisoners, among whom is Amonasro, Aida’s father. The king grants the request and promises Radamès his daughter’s hand in marriage.
Aida and Radamès meet secretly. Urged by her father, Aida makes Radamès tell her the secret battle plan of his army. Amonasro, hiding nearby, overhears their conversation. When Radamès realizes who Aida’s father is, he is desperate about what he has done. The high priest Ramfis has him arrested as a traitor. Aida and Amonasro escape. act iv Radamès, believing Aida dead, has been sentenced to be buried alive, but Aida has hidden in the vault to share his fate. They express their love for the last time. Amneris prays for peace.
Production a gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington
Revival a gift of Viking Cruises