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Aida

March 18, 20, 22 — 8 p.m.

Rodeheaver Auditorium


Program | Opera Analysis (SMART Guide)

Aida, known as Verdi’s grandest opera due to its exotic setting, lush costumes and magnificent score, tells a story of love and patriotism in conflict.

Aida and Radames—she, an Ethiopian slave serving the Egyptian princess Amneris; he, a rising young commander in the Egyptian army—have fallen in love despite their differences.

They find their love tested when Radames goes off to war against Aida’s homeland, and jealous Amneris, who is also in love with Radames, plots to keep them apart.

This long-remembered, magnificent production of Verdi’s “grandest” of operas is staged again by the University Opera Association. Spectacular sets, stunning costumes and great music combine for a thrilling opera experience.

Guests Artists

Indra Thomas
Indra Thomas
Soprano
Aida
Mary Phillips
Mary Phillips
Mezzo-soprano
Amneris
Clay Hilley
Clay Hilley
Tenor
Radames
Grant Youngblood
Grant Youngblood
Baritone
Amonasro
Kevin Thompson
Kevin Thompson
Bass
Ramfis
Steve White
Steve White
Conductor