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Virginia Opera: Aida

  • October 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Aida

Set in Ancient Egypt, Verdi’s grand opera is the heartbreaking tale of a bitter love triangle and an epic struggle between two warring nations. Commissioned by Ishmail Pasha, the viceroy of Egypt, Aida tells the story of an Ethiopian princess, who was enslaved in Egypt and secretly loves the military commander, Radames. The story becomes tangled even further when Amneris, daughter of the Pharaoh, tricks Aida to discover her true feelings for the young warrior, whom she also loves, but suspects the feeling is not mutual. When the Ethiopian forces are defeated and Aida’s father is captured, Radames must choose between his love for Aida and his loyalty to the Pharaoh. This captivating opera is filled with deep human tragedy, brilliant pageantry, vibrant costumes, and the extraordinary voices of the Virginia Opera. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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