March 12 | 14 | 16 | 18 (7:30 PM)
March 20, 2016 (2 PM)
Opening Night, March 12th, will be red carpet night.
IN ANCIENT EGYPT, A CAPTIVE ETHIOPIAN PRINCESS, AIDA, IS TORN BETWEEN HER LOVE for the Egyptian commander Radames and her loyalty to her own father and country. The lovers must fend off the schemes of a fiercely jealous Egyptian princess and prove whether true love trumps honor and duty.
Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.
Ari Pelto, Conductor
Garnett Bruce, Director
Daniel Charon, Choreographer
Jennifer Check, Aida
Marc Heller, Radamés
Matt Trevino, The King of Egypt
Katharine Goeldner, Amneris
Derrick Parker, Ramfis
Alfred Walker, Amonasro
Chrisitan Sanders, Messenger
Rebecca Pedersen, High Priestess
Utah Opera Chorus
Utah Symphony Orchestra
One hour pre performance, Capitol Room
Prelude lectures by principal coach Carol Anderson offer insights before each Utah Opera production. This introduction includes historical context, musical highlights, and a behind-the-scenes perspective. Preludes are free with your opera ticket and begin one hour before curtain in the Capitol Room.
QUESTION & ANSWER
Post performance, Capitol Room
Do you have questions to ask or comments to share about tonight’s performance and Utah Opera? Please join Christopher McBeth in the Capitol Room after each performance for a Question & Answer session.
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