Best of: Aida (concertant version)
Sat, 19. Sept 2020, 19:30
Arias and ensembles from Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA
Verdi’s AIDA remains one of the most frequently performed operas – and not simply because of its legendary Triumphal March. Peaks include arias such as “O patria mia” and “Celeste Aida” and the closing duet “O terra addio”. Our concertante performance features these and other numbers sung by three of the world’s best Verdi interpreters. Aida is rendered by the young Russian soprano Elena Stikhina, who made waves as an Operalia award winner before springing to prominence on the opera stages of the world. Judit Kutasi returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin to sing Amneris, a role that resulted in rave reviews for the young mezzo-soprano at the Arena di Verona. And Jorge de León, a popular stalwart of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, lends his tenor vocals to Radamès, the Egyptian general. Ensemble members of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, including Markus Brück as Amonasro, are also involved, and Giampaolo Bisanti conducts the house orchestra.
Great singers present excerpts from the masterpieces of Italian opera: 90 minutes of love and hate, hope and despair - the new concert format of Deutsche Oper Berlin
Opera lirica in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi; Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni based on a treatment by Auguste Mariette,
developed by Camille Du Locle in collaboration with Giuseppe Verdi; World premiere 24 December, 1871 in Cairo