VERDI’S

AIDA

CAPITOL THEATRE

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.

CAST

Ari Pelto, Conductor
Garnett Bruce, Director
Daniel Charon, Choreographer 
Jennifer Check, Aida
Marc HellerRadamés
Matt TrevinoThe King of Egypt
Katharine GoeldnerAmneris
Derrick ParkerRamfis
Alfred WalkerAmonasro
Chrisitan SandersMessenger
Rebecca PedersenHigh Priestess
Utah Opera Chorus
Utah Symphony Orchestra

LECTURE SERIES

PRELUDE LECTURES
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.

SYNOPSIS

Young Radamès is informed by Ramfis, a high priest, that war with the Ethiopians is inevitable. The warrior seeks glory in battle and also hopes to win the beautiful captive Nubian slave, Aïda...

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ONLINE LEARNING

Giuseppe Verdi was born on October 10, 1813, in the village of Le Roncole near Bussetto, a small city in Northern Italy. At that time the area was governed by France...

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Production Sponsor:

JaneT Q. Lawson Foundation

Conductor Sponsor:

Questar

Artistic Director Sponsor:

Emma Eccles Jones Foundation

Supertitles Sponsor:

Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Floral Season Sponsor:

Every Blooming Thing

Cast Party Sponsor:

Squatters

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