Friday, July 27, 2012

Opera Australia Performs Aida, 'led by the powerful soprano of Latonia Moore in the title role.'

[Latonia Moore (Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera)]

John Malveaux of sends this link:

Latonia Moore - Opera Australia

Aida is the stuff of operatic legend. Gold-clad warriors and lithe dancers traverse the stage. Pyramids loom from the shadows.  And Verdi’s moving songs tell of two peoples at war.

Graeme Murphy’s production of Verdi’s Aida is back to fill the stage of the Sydney Opera House with soaring voices and glittering pageantry. This is grand opera, writ large, brought to the stage by a master of spectacle.

Arvo Volmer, conducts a cast of blazing voices, led by the powerful soprano of Latonia Moore in the title role.

Radamès is an Egyptian warrior, Aida is an Ethiopian princess, and the two are on opposite sides of a bitter war. When they fall for each other Aida must choose between her love for Radamès, and love for her country.

An Opera Conference co-production. Performed in Italian with English surtitles
Running time: Approximately three hours and ten minutes including two twenty-minute intervals.

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