July 7 - August 25, 2012
The wrenching personal drama of a captive princess takes center stage in this intimate new production of Verdi's epic masterpiece.
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.
m = matinee
* 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
CAST, IN ORDER OF VOCAL APPEARANCE
The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor Nader Abbassi
Director Francesca Zambello
Sets Lee Savage
Costumes Bibhu Mohapatra
Lighting Robert Wierzel
Eric Sean Fogel
Hair & Makeup Design