Aida
Buy TicketsJuly 18, 20 & 26 • 7:30 p.m.
July 28 • 3:00 p.m.
Music Hall

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni


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“Can I forget this ardent love which,
like a shaft of sunlight, made me happy here?”
– Aida

THE OPERA
Love or loyalty — which should prevail when everything is at stake? Aida, an Ethiopian princess enslaved by Egypt, finds herself helplessly drawn to Radames, her captor. Caught between warring nations, she faces an impossible choice. Should she betray Radames to protect her beloved homeland? Or surrender completely to love?

THE CAST
With its soaring music, exotic setting, and live horses during the Act II “Triumphal March,” Aida gloriously delivers on all that opera’s meant to be. The Cincinnati Enquirer hailed it as “the most sensational production this city has ever seen.”

Our powerhouse cast stars soprano Latonia Moore in the title role. After her surprise Met debut as Aida last season, the New York Times raved that “the audience loved her.” Antonello Palombi, “one of today’s finest dramatic tenors” (Music in Cincinnati), sings Radames, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung brings her “dark-hued, angelic voice” (New York Times) to the role of Amneris. Many more Cincinnati Opera favorites return, including Gordon Hawkins as Amonasro, Morris Robinson as Ramfis, Gustav Andreassen as the King of Egypt, and Alexandra Schoeny as the High Priestess. Esteemed conductor Carlo Rizzi leads the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Latonia Moore
Aida
Michelle
DeYoung

Amneris
Antonello
Palombi
Radames
Gordon
Hawkins

Amonasro
Morris Robinson
Ramfis

 


WATCH THE SLIDESHOW

VIEW
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LISTEN
Hear our 2013 Aida radio ad

WVXU’s Around Cincinnati: Aida stars Latonia Moore, Michelle DeYoung, and Antonello Palombi talk about the production with Anne Arenstein

READ THE REVIEWS
Opera News: Aida at Cincinnati Opera
Seen and Heard International
: Grandeur and Intimacy in Poignant Aida

Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati Opera’s Aida a triumph of spectacle and singing
Opera Lively: Aida at Cincinnati Opera
Jay Harvey Upstage: In Aida, Cincinnati Opera Mounts a Spectacle (with depth, too)

IN THE NEWS
Concertonet.com: Aida climaxes Cincinnati Opera season
CityBeat: Aida Opening Night at Cincinnati Opera
Cincinnati Enquirer: Resident making first opera appearance
Cincinnati Enquirer: Opera star returns to Aida role that changed her life
WCPO: Michelle DeYoung talks to Tanya O’Rourke about Aida
WCPO: Double Take: Cincinnati Opera crews working two productions at once
Cincinnati Enquirer: Loveland family excited with opera roles
Cincinnati Enquirer: Resident making first opera appearance
Cincinnati Enquirer: Campbell residents perform in Cincinnati Opera’s Aida
The Cincinnati Herald: Events editor tries acting as Aida super