Aida with Washington National Opera
The Italian Cultural Institute and the Washington National Opera present a program highlighting WNO's Aida. E. Loren Meeker, stage director, will give a presentation on the new production and Amber Wagner, soprano, will perform excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi's opera.
The timeless conflict of duty versus desire rises like a pyramid in Verdi's towering, impassioned epic. Aida, a young woman enslaved by the Egyptians, harbors secret feelings for military hero Radamès. Unbeknownst to her captors, she's also an Ethiopian princess and daughter to their sworn enemy. Torn between love and loyalty to her people, Aida must make an impossible choice--all as the King of Egypt's own daughter Amneris desperately seeks Radamès's affections for herself.
WNO launches the 2017–2018 season with this dazzling new production, marking the first time they have staged Aida in the Opera House in more than 25 years. The striking sets and costumes are inspired by visionary artist RETNA, whose vibrant hieroglyphics and calligraphy lend the classic story a unique modern edge. Spirited dance and the breathtaking acrobatics of parkour draw you even further into this mythic world. But it is Verdi's expressive music that makes Aida a love triangle for the ages, laid bare against the backdrop of two warring societies spinning out of control.
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE
ON STAGE: SEPTEMBER 9-23, 2017
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