AIDA by Franco Zeffirelli in Tbilisi Opera
March 4, 5, 7, 12, 15, in the 165–th anniversary season, State Opera House of Georgia exclusively presents the special version of Giuseppe Verdi’s AIDA. For the first time the audience will see the production by legendary Franco Zeffirelli.
Franco Zeffirelli first staged his production of AIDA in 2001, in Verdi’s hometown – Buseto. The performance dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s death premiered at the Verdi Festival.
March 4 – The Georgian premiere of Franco Zeffirelli’s production by will be conducted by one of the greatest modern conductors, internationally acclaimed Verdi interpreter, maestro Daniel Oren. Leading parts will be sung by Georgian soloists: Anita Rachvelishvili, Iano Alibegashvili, Gia Oniani, George Gagnidze, Ramaz Chikviladze, George Andghuladze together with Z. Paliashvili State Opera and Ballet Theatre orchestra and chorus. In Tbilisi, the performance will be staged by Franco Zeffirelli’s assistant Stefano Trespidi.
March 5 – the mixed cast will perform the opera. Amneris – Khatuna Mikaberidze, Georgian Mezzo-soprano, soloist Staatsoper Hannover as Amneris and Korean tenor James Lee as Radames will join The State Opera House of Georgia soloists, chorus and orchestra.
March 7 – Specially invited world’s leading soloists will perform for the audience. Aida – Cellia Costea – Romanian soprano, Amneris – Sanja Anastasia – Serbian mezzo–soprano, Radames – Rudy Park – Korean tenor, Ramfis – Giacomo Prestia – Italian bass, Amonasro – Giulio Boschetti – Italian baritone, The king – Giulio Boschetti – Italian bass, High Priestess – Gonca Dogan – Turkish soprano, Messenger – Fillippo Micale – Italian tenor. The performance will be conducted by the musical director of the production, maestro Marco Boemi
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