A Summary of “Aida”
In ancient Egypt, in the capital city, Memphis, an Ethiopian princess, Aida, is held prisoner in Egypt, and she lies about her identity. Now, she is a slave of Amneris, the Egyptian King’s daughter. An Egyptian General, Radames, is secretly in love with Aida, and she with him. Then, the Egyptian King appoints Radames to supreme commander against Ethiopia. Aida is deeply conflicted about her love for her country and her love for Radames.
Actually, Amneris, the Egyptian King’s daughter, also loves Radames. Radames wins a war, and returns to Egypt. The Egyptian King intends to reward Radames by bestowing Amneris on him, and for him to become the successor. Amneris is ecstatic, Radames is very confused, and Aida feels deep sorrow.
Among the prisoners, Aida recognizes her father, Amonasro, the Ethiopian King. He compels Aida to betray Radames by eliciting from him his military secrets. Aida proposes to Radames that they escape from Egypt and live together. Radames agrees and then he reveals a secret escape route to her. Then, Amneris appears and arrests him as a betrayer. Radames tells them to get away. So Aida and Amonasro run away through the secret route.
To leak military secrets results in the death penalty. Amneris offers to save Radames only if he promises to love and marry her. But, he refuses and is prepared to die.
Radames is buried alive in deep grave. He is surprised at the sight of Aida there. She has snuck into the grave before he was imprisoned. Together they wait for death to come.
(Pomona, CA) August 20, 2015 – Repertory Opera Company’s Directors LizBeth Lucca and Brian Farrell announce their 12th season (ROC’s seventh year in Pomona) with six productions scheduled between October 31, 2015 and August 21, 2016. The season includes three fully-staged operas and three concerts.
Aida – Four performances, May 21 thru June 4, 2016
Viva Diva! – Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm
6th Annual Manly Men of Opera – Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Verdi’s signature work, Aida, is filled with extraordinarily beautiful melodic themes and sharply drawn characters, as well as a sublime love duet in the final scene. Repertory Opera Company is actively seeking additional singers to sing in the spectacular Triumphal March. If interested, contact the company at (909) 230-4949. Ticket prices for all operas are $30 for adults, $10 for children/students.
In Viva Diva!, LizBeth Lucca, leads the company through the music of Stephen Sondheim, who is considered the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater. Tickets are $25 each. The annual Manly Men of Opera is a rare opportunity to revel in the deeply resonant voices of over a dozen baritones, bass-baritones and basso-profundos. This event includes dinner and it will sell out. Tickets are $40 each or $320 for a table of eight.
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