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Aida

July 7 - August 25, 2012

Giuseppe Verdi
The wrenching personal drama of a captive princess takes center stage in this intimate new production of Verdi's epic masterpiece.

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Presented in Italian with projected English translation.

This production is made possible by a generous grant from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.

JULY

saturday 07  
friday 13 
sunday 15m
monday 23m
friday 27

m = matinee

AUGUST

saturday 04  
thursday 09 

saturday 11m
tuesday 14m
friday 17*m
friday 17

saturday 25
* special matinee starring members of the Young Artists Program

Aida is often thought of as a grand opera, a spectacle with elephants and pyramids. I have always wanted to present Aida in an intimate setting where we can focus on the tensions of politics between Egypt and Ethiopia through the prism of the love triangle." -- Francesca Zambello

Have you seen our Aida elephants? Read about them here. You can adopt and take them home! Silent auction bids are taken by clicking here through midnight on August 25.

CAST, IN ORDER OF VOCAL APPEARANCE 

Ramfis Joseph Barron*
Radames Noah Stewart
Amneris Daveda Karanas
Aida Michelle Johnson
King Philip Gay
Messenger Clay Hilley
High Priestess
Lenora Green
Amonasro Eric Owens

The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra and Chorus


PRODUCTION

Conductor Nader Abbassi
Director Francesca Zambello
Sets Lee Savage
Costumes Bibhu Mohapatra
Lighting Robert Wierzel  
Choreography
Eric Sean Fogel
Projected Titles 
Kelley Rourke
Hair & Makeup Design
Anne Ford-Coates

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