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Opera on 3


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American director Robert Wilson 's critically acclaimed production of Verdi's grandest of grand operas comes to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Egypt and Ethiopia are at war, and among the captives taken by the Egyptians is Aida, the Ethiopian king's daughter. When her captor, Princess Amneris, discovers they are rivals forthe attention of the Egyptian captain Radames, an intense and tragic drama unfolds. Presented by Stephanie Hughes.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Antonio Pappano Acts land 2
8.25 Interval: Opera Box
Stephanie Hughes talks to
Antonio Pappano and Robert Wilson about their approaches to the opera, and is joined by opera historian Sarah Lenton to discuss the history of Aida on stage. Followed by: Egyptomania A look at the craze for
Egyptiana following Napoleon's campaigns there from 1792 to 1815 and the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in 1920. 8.55 Acts 3 and 4


Director: Robert Wilson
Presented By: Stephanie Hughes.
Talks: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Antonio Pappano
Unknown: Robert Wilson
Unknown: Sarah Lenton
King: Graeme Broadbent(bass)
Amneris: Lldiko Komlosi(mezzo)
Aida: Norma Fantini(soprano)
Radames: Johan Botha(tenor)
Ramfis: Carlo Colombara(bass)
Amonasro: Mark Doss(baritone)
Messenger: James Edwards(tenor)
Priestess: Victoria Nava(soprano)

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