MET LIVE HD: AIDA A SPECTACULAR DEBUT
By Dwight Casimere
Metropolitan Opera Photos by Ken Howard and Marty Sohl
Having already seen the production twice on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House, I can attest to the fact that this is an unforgettable production with massive sets, elaborate costumes and fantastic singing. Roberto Alagna is commanding as the doomed general Radames. Olga Borodina is the vengeful Amneris in a bravura performance.
Verdi's sweeping panoramic drama of ancient Egypt literally thunders across the stage with live galloping horses, a huge chorus, dancers and, of course, Verdi's magnificent score played as only the Metropolitan Opera orchestra can.
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