October 27, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
Tickets: $75/60 ($20 Student with valid i.d.)
Free pre-performance lecture at 7pm
Sung in Italian with English Supertitiles
Called "the grandest of grand operas," Verdi's Aida premiered in Cairo in 1871 and quickly became one of the most beloved operas of all time. Verdi was a the pinnacle of his musical prowess when he composed Aida, elevating a doomed love triangle into a musical masterpiece of searing intensity, passion and grandeur.
An Annapolis Opera premiere, this semi-staged production of Aida will feature Adrienne Danrich and Michael Wade Lee in the roles of the doomed lovers Aida and Radames. Rounding out the cast are Ann McMahon Quintero as Amneris, David Salsbery Fry as Ramfis, Jarrett Giesler as Amonasaro, Robert Cantrell as the King, Emily Ezzie as the High Priestess and Patrick Cook as the Messenger.
Maryland Hall’s stage will be completely filled, as this all star cast will be joined by the Annapolis Opera Chorus and members of the Morgan State Choir, and by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Ron Gretz.