At the PAC
LIVE ON SCREEN
Members (MET and PAC) $22.00
AIDA (performance from October 6, 2018)
Nicola Luisotti; Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Quinn Kelsey, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Ryan Speedo Green
October 10, 2020
World Premiere: Opera House, Cairo, 1871. This grandest of grand operas features an epic backdrop for what is in essence an intimate love story. Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Aida never loses sight of its three protagonists. Few operas have matched Aida in its exploration of the conflict of private emotion and public duty, and perhaps no other has remained to the present day so unanimously appreciated by audiences and critics alike.
Soprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili reprise their incendiary partnership as Aida and Amneris—a highlight of the 2018–19 season—with tenor Piotr Beczała completing the greatest love triangle in all of opera as Radamès. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium for his first Opening Night performance as Met Music Director, leading director Michael Mayer’s grand new staging, which brings ancient Egypt to life with intricate projections and dazzling animations. Later performances feature Latonia Moore and Hibla Gerzmava in the title role, and Ekaterina Semenchuk and Marcelo Álvarez as Amneris and Radamès