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Opera North and Aïda at the Usher Hall

Posted 5 May 2019

Another welcome visit from Opera North who bolster the major operatic programmes of Scottish Opera and the Edinburgh International Festival. 

Opera North's renowned presentations of opera in concert form are coming again to the Usher Hall on Tuesday 21 May. Their production of Verdi's great work Aïda has earned praise from all quarters. This work presents great challenges for any company in alternating scenes of powerful intimacy with operatic spectacle of the highest order. 

Reunited for Verdi’s Egyptian epic are the team behind the Company’s acclaimed concert staging of Turandot, Olivier Award-winning opera and theatre director Annabel Arden, designer Joanna Parker and leading conductor Sir Richard Armstrong.

Colombian soprano Alexandra Zabala takes the role of the captive princess Aïda.

As her lover Radamès, Mexican tenor Rafael Rojas returns to Opera North following his highly praised Cavaradossi in last Autumn’s Tosca.

American baritone Eric Greene takes the role of his adversary, Aïda’s father Amonasro, King of Ethiopia, with Alessandra Volpe as Aïda’s rival for the love of Radamès, the Egyptian princess Amneris.

Finnish bass Petri Lindroos sings the High Priest Ramfis, and as the King of Egypt, Michael Druiett returns to Opera North for the first time since his Wotan in 2016’s Das Rheingold.

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