Giuseppe Verdi's Aida

Gale Edwards (stage director), Brian Castles-Onion (conductor) — With Latonia Moore (Aida) and Walter Fraccaro (Adamès)

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Gale Edwards — Stage director

Mark Thompson — Costume designer

Matt Scott — Lighting

Lucas Jervies — Choreographer

Tony David Cray — Sound engineer

Latonia Moore — Soprano (Aida)

Walter Fraccaro — Tenor (Radamès)

Milijana Nikolic — Mezzo-soprano (Amneris)

Michael Honeyman — Baritone (Amonasro)

David Parkin — Bass (Ramfis)

Gennadi Dubinsky — Bass (The King)

Eva kong — Soprano (Hight Priestess)

Benjamin Rasheed — Tenor (Messenger)

Opera Australia Chorus

Anthony Hunt

Program notes

Discover Verdi’s Aida, staged by Gale Edwards in the magical setting of the Sydney Harbour. When war breaks out, Radamès is chosen to lead the Egyptian army against Ethiopia. Victory makes Radamès a hero, but it in turn complicates his relationship with his beloved, the Ethiopian princess Aida. She is thus confronted by a deeply tragic choice: desert her lover or betray her country…

Stage director Gale Edwards brings a contemporary perspective to one of the world’s favorite operas. Designed by Mark Thompson, the stage is epic in its scale and intimate in its depiction of the amorous triangle between Aida, Radamès, and the Egyptian king’s daughter Amneris. Latonia Moore, sensational in her début as Aida at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, delivers another unforgettable performance of the role which brought her fame, alongside Walter Fraccaro as Radames and Milijana Nikolic as her rival Amneris.

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