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Metropolitan Opera Plazacast: Aida


The Met’s magnificent production of Verdi’s Egyptian epic is brought to life by an extraordinary cast, led by Liudmyla Monastyrksa in the title role, Roberto Alagna as Radamès, and Olga Borodina as Amneris. Fabio Luisi conducts.

“Ms. Monastyrska, a native of Kiev, Ukraine, and an established star at that city’s opera house, comes to the Met a fully mature artist. She is gifted with a luscious round soprano that maintains its glow even in the softest notes. Her “O patria mia” was beautifully drawn and colored with darker inflections that added dramatic intensity.”“The combined fervor of Olga Borodina as Amneris and Fabio Luisi at the helm of a fired-up orchestra made for an electrically charged and energetic performance” (New York Times).

This spectacular production recalls the "casts of thousands" movies from the mid-50s. Cecil B. DeMille would love this one.

We will meet at 6 on the Plaza. I will try to get there earlier to reserve as many seats are there are RSVP's and will carry a silver Coolibar parasol. Bring a picnic dinner if you wish.

This event is free, so the seats fill quickly for popular titles.

This is a joint event with the New York Opera Meetup.

An e-mail was sent an hour ago to those who have sent a "Yes" RSVP.  If you have not yet and still wish to attend the text of that e-mail is here:

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  • A former member
    A former member

    my first opera, wud love to come. there is possibility of clash with business meet in which case i will miss. hope this is acceptable.

    September 1, 2013

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