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Verdi - AIDA
Duration: 02:27:39"

Verdi - AIDA

Turin celebrates the reopening of the Museo Egizio — the world’s biggest Egyptian Museum after Cairo — with Verdi’s grandest opera. A new AIDA production, staged by American film director William Friedkin (The Exorcist) and conducted by leading Verdian Gianandrea Noseda.

Verdi was commissioned to write his Egyptian opera for the new Khedivial Opera House built to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.  AIDA is perhaps best-known for the massive choral forces and onstage natural trumpets deployed in the Triumph Scene which depicts the return of the victorious general Radamès leading the conquered Ethiopian prisoners including their king Amonasro and father of his secretly beloved Aida.

But within the opulent splendour of ancient Egypt lies the personal anguish of a love triangle involving two proud princesses, Pharaoh’s daughter Amneris and the enslaved Aida, who are both devastated by the arrest of Radamès for betraying his country.

 

 

 

Teatro Regio has asked a true master of suspense to stage its new AIDA: American director William Friedkin, who reached world fame directing films such as “French Connection“ and “The Exorcist“. With this new production, the company also celebrates the reopening of the Museo Egizio, the Egyptian Museum of Turin – one of the oldest and most prominent collections of Egyptian artefacts in the entire world.

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Kristin Lewis - Aida
Anita Rachvelishvili - Amneris
Marco Berti - Radamès
Mark S. Doss - Amonasro
Giacomo Prestia - Ramfis
In-Sung Sim - King
Kate Fruchterman - Priestess
Animation: Michael Curry
Music director: Gianandrea Noseda
Choir director: Claudio Fenoglio
Costumes: Carlo Diappi
Choir: Coro Teatro Regio Torino
Choreography: Marc Ribaud, Anna Maria Bruzzese
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Sets: Carlo Diappi
Libretto: Antonio Ghislazoni
Lighting: Andrea Anfossi
Director: William Friedkin
Orchestra: Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino

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08 May 2016 at 23h59 CET
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The Opera Platform presents Verdi - AIDA from Teatro Regio Torino. Starting 06 May 2016 at 21h00 CET, the opera will be available as video on demand.

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