Lust and violence, war and doomed love: Aida is the story of the slave girl who finds that her father and her lover are on opposite sides in a confrontation between nations. It's one of the greatest love stories in opera, played out against a background of battles and heroic idealism. In this new production from Covent Garden, Micaela Carosi stars as Aida, Marcelo Álvarez is her beloved Radames, and Marianne Cornetti plays the role of Amneris, her rival for his affections.
Presented by Suzy Klein with guest Roger Parker
Aida ..... Micaela Carosi (soprano)
Radames ..... Marcelo Álvarez (tenor)
Amneris ..... Marianne Cornetti (mezzo-soprano)
Ramfis ..... Giacomo Prestia (baritone)
Amonasro ..... Marco Vratogna (baritone)
King of Egypt ..... Robert Lloyd (bass)
Messenger ..... Ji-Min Park (tenor)
High Priestess ..... Elisabeth Meister (soprano)
Nicola Luisotti ..... Conductor
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.