Category: Arts - Performing

Event Date:

Friday, October 4 - October 6, 2013


Valentine Theatre
425 N. St. Clair Street
Toledo, Oh 43604

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Event Details:

AIDA by Giuseppe Verdi

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:30PM

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 2:00PM

With its challenging roles, large orchestral and choral forces, massive scenery, and lush costumes, successfully producing Verdi’s masterwork Aida is a major achievement for any opera house. Significantly, it was the first opera ever produced in Toledo in 1959, and launched both the Toledo Opera Guild and what would become today’s Toledo Opera. Our 2013 production will be created in partnership with Opera Carolina and feature a cast of internationally acclaimed guest artists, a substantially expanded Toledo Opera Chorus, strikingly beautiful costumes, sets originally created in 2009 for the Edmonton Opera company, and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

Set in ancient Egypt, Aida is a classic story of forbidden love. Radames, the Egyptian Captain of the Guard, falls in love with the beautiful Aida, an enslaved Ethiopian Princess, and is sentenced to death after he is accused of conspiring with her. Buried alive in a tomb, he discovers Aida has hidden herself inside in order to share his fate in the opera’s heartbreakingly-beautiful final scene.

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