Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) November 18, 2012
Opera fans in Santa Fe, NM, don’t have to wait until the 2013 Santa Fe Opera season to see an opera locally because The Lensic and the Santa Fe Opera are bringing the Met Opera: Live in HD — ‘Aida’ to the screen straight from the Met Opera stage in the Lincoln Center, New York, New York via a live satellite telecast. The live performance HD telecast is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 and the rescreening is from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. This event is featured on Santa Fe, NM’s premier on-line visitor guide, SantaFe.com.
Verdi’s iconic opera set in ancient Egypt stars powerhouse Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, who makes her Met debut in the title role of an enslaved Ethiopian princess. Olga Borodina, one of the world’s best-known interpreters of the role, sings Aida’s royal rival, Amneris, and Roberto Alagna is the hero Radamès, who must choose between his love for Aida and his duty to his country.
Fabio Luisi conducts his first Met performances of the opera, which also stars George Gagnidze as the Ethiopian king, Amonasro. Sonja Frisell’s spectacular staging uses the full theatrical capabilities of the Met stage to immerse the audience in the grandeur of ancient Egypt.
Purchase Tickets Online or by phone at (505)988-1234
Admission: $28/$25/$22 Student Discounts Available
About The Lensic:
The Lensic Performing Arts Center opened as a nonprofit in 2001 following the restoration of the Lensic Theater, a cornerstone of downtown Santa Fe since 1931.
About The Santa Fe Opera:
From the unlikeliest of beginnings—an opera company located hundreds of miles from any major city, featuring American singers in a wide-ranging and challenging repertory, and treating theatrical and musical values as equally important in its productions—The Santa Fe Opera has grown to become recognized as one of the world's leading cultural festivals.
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