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Verdi Aida Opera in Luxor, Egypt 2019

Aida  is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. Set in the Old Kingdom of Egypt, it was commissioned by Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House and had its première there on 24 December 1871, in a performance conducted by Giovanni Bottesini. Today the work holds a central place in the operatic canon, receiving performances every year around the world; at New York’s Metropolitan Opera ,  Aida has been sung more than 1,100 times since 1886. Ghislanzoni’s scheme follows a scenario often attributed to the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, but Verdi biographer Mary Jane Phillips-Matz.

Today’s Verdi Aida Opera will be back again to Luxor Egypt

Backstory: The Egyptians have captured and enslaved Aida, an Ethiopian princess. An Egyptian military commander, Radamès, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the King of Egypt. To complicate the story further, the King’s daughter Amneris is in love with Radamès, although he does not return her feelings.

 

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Verdi aida opera luxor 2019 casting :

Aida: Sae-Kyung Rim

studied music at Hanyang University, Seoul, graduating in 1998. She then attended and won a diploma at a course at La Scala, Milan. She has won several competitions, including the Gianbattista Viotti in Vercelli, Italy.

Radamès: Mickael Spadaccini

Mickael Spadaccini was born on 1984 in Charleroi, Belgium. He studied singing at the “Verdi Accademia” in Busetto with Carlo Bergonzi and at the “Universita del bel canto” in Modena with Mirella Freni

Amenris: Eliska Weissova

Eliska Weissova was born in Moravska Trebová (Czech Republic) and gained her Masters Degree in Music at the Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts. Her teacher was the famous Czech baryton René Tucek.

Amonasro: Aris Argiris

Born in Athens, studied with Kostas Paskalis, Frangisco’s Voutsinos and Despina Calafati in his home town. In 1999, the Maria Callas Scholarship received his vocal studies in the master class of Prof. Daphne Evangelatos at the Academy of Music and Theater in Munich. In 2002 Mr. Agiris won the International Singing Competition at Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, where he sang the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Conductor: Oksana Lyniv

Lyniv is the daughter of two musicians and the granddaughter of a choral conductor. Her father is also a choral conductor. As a youth, she studied piano, flute, violin and singing. From 1992 to 1996, she studied flute and conducting at the Stanislav Liudkevych Music School in Lviv. She first conducted an orchestra at age 16, where this experience initiated her interest in conducting.

Orchestra: Academic Symphony Orchestra «INSO-Lviv»

{INSO-Lviv} Orchestra (International Symphony Orchestra) despite its young age (founded in 1998) can boast the rich, versatile and successful experience of concert activity both in Ukraine and abroad.

Choir: The National Choir of Ukraine “Dumka

The National Academic Choral Capella “Dumka” (abbreviation for Ukrainian State Travelling Capella) is the icon and tradition-setter of choral performance in Ukraine today. Founded in 1919 and over the years lead by such outstanding conductors as Nestor Horodovenko, Oleksandr Soroka, Pavlo Muravskyi, Mykhaylo Krechko, “Dumka” established its own choral traditions and performance style. Since 1984 it has under the able leadership of the outstanding conductor and Shevchenko Prize laureate, academician Yevhen Savchuk.

Costume: Sebastian Ellrich

1984 born in Magdeburg. Since 2011 has been creating collections and individual pieces in Berlin. The designer attaches particular importance to fair production conditions and personal contact with the traditional craftsmen who manufacture for him. For the exclusive designs made in Germany and Poland mainly materials produced in Germany (eg Plauen lace) are used.

Light: Wolfgang von Zoubek

Wolfgang von Zoubek was born in Austria. He has designed lighting for numerous opera productions including Elektra (R. Strauss), Il trittico (Puccini), Fidelio (Beethoven), Parsifal (Wagner) and Nabucco (Verdi). He has designed for the opera houses of Madrid, Rome, Vienna, Bologna, Nice and Tokyo and for the Salzburg, Bregenz and Bayreuth festivals.

Director: Michael Sturm

Michael Sturm hails from north Germany and grew up in Hamburg. He studied opera directing with Götz Friedrich at the University for Music and Performing Arts Hamburg. He supplemented his training through work with Harry Kupfer, Ruth Berghaus and Achim Freyer, whom he met in 1992 as a participant of the stage-class in the Bauhaus Dessau. Since then he has worked as a director, dramaturg and author.

 

Location AS OLD AS TIME Temple of Hatshepsut – West Bank Luxor – Egypt.

 

Opera Aida 2019 Egypt tickets start from 100$ per person.

 

Verdi Aida Luxor will be 26th & 28th October 2019.

 

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