AÏDA BY VERDI
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 7:30PM & SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 3:00PM, 2019
VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING, SANTA CRUZ
WINE AND LIGHT APPETIZERS INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE
Aïda – Set in ancient Egypt, Aïda is the most grandiose setting of any of Giuseppe Verdi’s operas, but also the backdrop of an intensely intimate drama. A paradox? On the contrary, it offers a highly fertile duality. Aïda is in fact a series of personal tragedies, developing in an impressive decorum, consisting in rituals and pompous processions. Under the skies of ancient Egypt, Verdi reaches a new level of maturity and depth in his relentless quest for human truths, giving the tumultuous relations of Aïda, Radames and Amonasro touches of true sincerity. In this marvelous setting the melodic balm of Verdi’s music is as fascinating as ever.