Sung in Italian with projected English translation
Appropriate for all ages
2 hours and 54 minutes
Only love and death will change all things.
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.
|Amonasro||Reginald Smith Jr.|
|Conductor||Patrick Summers, Margaret Alkek Williams Chair|
|Associate Director||Joe Austin|
|Set Designer||Tom Pye|
|Costume Designer||Kevin Pollard|
|Lighting Designer||Bruno Poet|
|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.