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Aida

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07:30 PM
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Language

Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Age

Appropriate for all ages

Running Time

2 hours and 54 minutes
1 intermission

Subject

Verdi
Aida
Only love and death will change all things.

New Production

Verdi’s timeless Aida returns to the Wortham stage in an awe-inspiring new production directed by Phelim McDermott. This stunning new design is enhanced by the incorporation of visionary artists Basil Twist’s silk choreography. Set in ancient Egypt during the pinnacle of war, the captive princess Aida falls in love with a conquering general and must choose between true love and loyalty to her country. Verdi's powerful music heightens the unforgettable story of betrayal and sacrifice. 

Celebrated American soprano and HGO Studio alumna Tamara Wilson sings the title role of Aida. Russell Thomas  makes his HGO debut as Radames. HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers conducts.

Sung in Italian with English translation.

CAST      
Aida   Tamara Wilson
     
Radames   Russell Thomas
     
Amneris   Michaela Martens
     
Amonasro   Reginald Smith Jr.
     
Ramfis   Peixin Chen
     
King   Musa Ngqungwana
     
Priestess   Dorothy Gal
     
Messenger   Christopher Bozeka
     
CREATIVE TEAM    
Conductor   Patrick Summers, Margaret Alkek Williams Chair
     
Director   Phelim McDermott
     
Associate Director   Joe Austin
     
Set Designer   Tom Pye
     
Costume Designer   Kevin Pollard
     
Lighting Designer   Bruno Poet
     
Choreographer   Jorrell Lawyer-Jefferson
     
Silks Choreographer   Basil Twist

 

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair


Co-production with English National Opera.

CAST

Tamara Wilson
Aida
Radames
Amonasro
Peixin Chen
Ramfis
Dorothy Gal
Priestess
Messenger

CREATIVE TEAM

Patrick Summers
Conductor
Director
Associate Director
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Bruno Poet
Lighting Designer
Jorrell Lawyer-Jefferson
Choreographer
Silks Choreographer
Richard Bado
Chorus Master

* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist
Production Sponsors