One of the most popular and beloved operas of all time receives a spectacular staging that captures the grandeur of Ancient Egypt. More than 200 artists fill the Met stage for Verdi’s tragedy, which sets a heartbreaking love triangle against the backdrop of an empire at war. Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska makes her Met debut as Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess, opposite tenor Roberto Alagna as the war hero Radamès and Olga Borodina as the pharaoh’s daughter Amneris, Aida’s formidable rival. George Gagnidze sings Amonasro, Aida’s cunning father, and Štefan Kocán is the imposing Egyptian priest Ramfis. Fabio Luisi conducts his first company performances of the opera. Star soprano Renée Fleming hosts.
"Aida" on Great Performances at the Met, can be seen on channel 3 on Sunday, June 23rd at 9:30 p.m.