aida

Music by Giuseppe Verdi; Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni • March 20, 23, 26, 28, 2021

Aida is an epic story of love and heroics in ancient Egypt. Aida is a high-stakes love triangle between a brave military commander, a jealous pharaoh’s daughter, and a conflicted prisoner of war. Aida is the grandest of the grand operas, visually stunning and musically magnificent.

Aida is an Ethiopian princess being held captive by the Egyptians. Amneris is the Egyptian pharaoh’s daughter. Both are in love with Egyptian warrior Radamès. Radamès loves Aida, but the wily Amneris is determined to have him for herself.  Aida must eventually choose between betraying the man she loves and betraying her father and country.

This passionate drama pits love against duty, father against daughter, and nation against nation.

Music Director Antony Walker conducts; Crystal Manich directs.

Photo by David Bachman for Pittsburgh Opera

Photo by David Bachman for Pittsburgh Opera

Photo by David Bachman for Pittsburgh Opera

Photo by David Bachman for Pittsburgh Opera

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