Aida

Lisa Daltirus visited to tell us about her role in "Aida," the play about a woman trapped by circumstance but determined to follow her heart.

She's passionate. She's trapped. And she's torn.

But with everything on the line, she’s a woman who follows her heart.

No one should be put in her position!  With war raging between their two countries, the Ethiopian slave, Aida, and the Egyptian princess, Amneris, both fall in love with the same Egyptian war hero.  A slip of the heart and a slip of the tongue seal the fates of the beautiful Aida and her heroic Radames in this, opera’s most explosive tale.  When he’s condemned to death, she slips into the dark crypt where they will be entombed together. Forever.

A huge orchestra and chorus bring Verdi’s score thundering to life, delivering punch and pageantry to Opera’s most spectacular work!

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Portland Opera's latest production of Guiseppi Verdi's famous work is featured May 9-17 at Keller Auditorium. Call 503-790-ARTS.

For more information on this opera and more visit the Portland Opera website.

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