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October 12, 15, 18, 20, 2013
Benedum Center

Music by Giuseppe Verdi • Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni

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Enslaved in Egypt, the Ethiopian princess Aida is torn between love for her country and love for the Egyptian general Radames. Against the backdrop of their warring nations, the lovers try to defy the odds, but their fates are sealed.
Adding to the excitement of the Triumphal Scene are three special guests as the "Champion of Champions": Charlie Batch on October 12; Bob Friend on October 15; Franco Harris on October 18, and Phil Bourque on October 20.   

Watch the AIDA video postcard here.


Music from AIDA

Celeste Aida (Heavenly AIda) - Domingo
Grand Chorus: Gloria all'Egitto (Glory to Egypt) 
Aida - Deutsche Gramophon recording
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Video from our production of AIDA

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"Celeste Aida" from Pittsburgh Opera's  AIDA
Carl Tanner, "Radames"
Radames is named the military leader for Egypt -Pittsburgh Opera's AIDA  


Previews and Reviews for AIDA

PREVIEW: 'Aida' casting call attracts dozens of buff extras - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PREVIEW: Franco Harris to play ceremonial role in Aida -
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
PREVIEW: Franco Harris to play "champion of champions" role... -
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PREVIEW: Various humans, creatures to feature in 'Aida' -
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PREVIEW: ...Pittsburgh Opera kicks off with 'Aida' -
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PREVIEW: 'Aida' marks start of PIttsburgh Opera's 75th season - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
PREVIEW: Opera goes to the dogs - Beaver County Times Online
REVIEW: Spectacular 'Aida' boasts thrilling music, performances - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
REVIEW: Singing steals the show at 'Aida'- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
REVIEW: 'Aida' marches triumphantly into 75th season - PIttsburgh Owl Scribe Blog
REVIEW: 'Aida' opens Pittsburgh Opera's 75th season
- The Opera Critic (New Zealand)

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