The historic production, with sets by Mestres Cabanes, returns to the Liceu with Pirozzi, Margaine and Meade,
Aida as our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents saw it, set against the hyper-realist scenery designed in 1945 by the Catalan artist from Manresa, Josep Mestres Cabanes. This splendid creation of the great Catalan school of set design emphasizes the grandeur – and also the intimacy – of Verdi's third-before-last opera, remaining true to the historicist tradition without ever lapsing into kitsch.
In his tensely dramatic Aida, the 58-year-old Verdi displays his colossal strength and musical and theatrical savoir-faire to relate the love triangle that causes Aida, Amneris and Radamès to pursue their passion, love and hatred to the very last consequences. The background of Ancient Egypt – the work was written to mark the opening of the Suez Canal – provides the excuse for the grandiose choral and symphonic scenes, which alternate with exquisite arias throughout the extensive score.
The Liceu debut of American soprano Angela Meade.
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Members: free - Non-members: 20€
It is indispensable to book before Tuesday, January 7. If you cannot attend, please cancel the reservation at least 24 hours in advance.