Florida Grand Opera presents Aida

From Oct 28th through Nov 30th, 2006Aida, the first production of Florida Grand Opera in the new Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, has been directed by Bliss Hebert and will feature over two hundred performers, spectacular new sets and costumes designed by Allen Charles Klein. One of the grandest of all grand operas, Aida has long been a favorite showpiece for the world’s leading singers. Commissioned of Verdi to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal and first performed in Cairo in 1871, Aida has ever since thrilled audiences with its majestic triumphal march and glorious arias. Radames, the Egyptian captain who is selected to lead the army against the invading Ethopians, loves the slave girl Aïda, and learns too late that the Ethopian king is her father. Pharoah’s daughter Amneris also loves Radames, and the love triangle comes to a tragic end in the famous tomb scene. American soprano Angela Brown will debut as Aida making her Florida Grand Opera debut in the title role, joined by FGO favorite tenor Andrew Richards as Radames. For more information, please call: 1.800.741.1010

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