Verdi’s Aida Returns to the Met October 30 With Liudmyla Monastyrska,
Olga Borodina, Marcello Giordani, and Željko Lučić in Leading Roles
Verdi’s Egyptian tragedy Aida, one of the most-performed operas in company history, will return to the Met stage October 30 for a 16-performance revival with rotating casts of acclaimed artists and rising stars. The initial performances will star Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, who made a notable Met debut in the role in 2012, as Aida; Olga Borodina in one of her best-known portrayals as the jealous princess Amneris; Marcello Giordani as the war hero Radamès, a role he first sang at the Met in 2012; Željko Lučić in his first-ever Met performances as Amonasro, Aida’s father; Ukrainian bass Dmitri Belosselskiy in his Met role debut as the high priest Ramfis; and American bass Soloman Howard in his Met debut as the King. Italian tenor Antonello Palombi will make his Met debut as Radamès on November 22.
On December 26, American soprano Tamara Wilson makes her Met debut as Aida, opposite Giordani as Radamès, Violeta Urmana, who sang Aida with the company in 2009 and 2012, in her first Met performances as Amneris, and George Gagnidze returning to the role of Amonasro. The January 2 performance will star American soprano Marjorie Owens in her Met debut as Aida and American tenor Carl Tanner as Radamès. Marco Armiliato conducts all fall and winter performances of Aida this season.
Beginning April 25, Plácido Domingo will conduct a series of performances starring Oksana Dyka, who made her Met debut as Yaroslavna in last season’s new production of Borodin’s Prince Igor, as Aida; Urmana and Lučić as Amneris and Amonasro; Italian tenor Marco Berti as Radamès; Slovakian bass Štefan Kocán as Ramfis; and Ukrainian bass Ievgen Orlov in his Met role debut as the King.
Further information, including biographies of the principal artists, is available in our online press room here.
Performances: October 30, November 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, January 2, 5, 10 (matinee), April 9, 13, 17, 20. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. (Running time: 3 hours, 40 minutes, including two intermissions.)
Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.
Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Aida are available via lottery on the Met’s Web site. To enter, click here.
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