Verdi's Aida coming to the Gaiety Theatre in November
Aida, Verdi's famous Egyptian opera, is coming to the Gaiety Theatre for three performances only this November courtesy of estalished opera company Lyric Opera. Making their Gaiety debut, Lyric Opera's new Irish production tells the story of captive princess Aida, torn between her love for her country and her love for an enemy general, and has thrilled audiences all over the world consistently for generations.
Acclaimed Canadian soprano Yannick Muriel Noah sings the title role of Aida, the Ethiopian slave girl caught in a love triangle between the Captain of the Guard - Radamès, played by American tenor Michael Wade Lee, and the proud and imperious King’s daughter, Amneris, sung by our very own Imelda Drumm, who recently portrayed Brangane in the epic Tristan und Isolde. Providing accompaniment is the full RTÉ Concert Orchestra, adding to the epic scale of the opera.
Known for its spectacular choral ensembles, the Lyric Opera Chorus of almost 60 comprises largely of young Irish music students from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, who are intent on doing the opera justice when it runs from November 14th to 17th. Tickets to this sure to be stunning production are priced from €25 and are available now.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Friday 26th October 2012 | Theatre
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