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‘Aida’ Saturday at LPCA

December 13, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - The Metropolitan Opera presents a live performance of "Aida," in a staging that captures the grandeur of Ancient Egypt.

More than 200 artists fill the Met stage for this performance of Verdi's tragedy, which sets a love triangle against the backdrop of an empire at war.

The performance will be available to North Country audiences to view live on the big screen at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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A scene from Verdi’s “Aida”
(Photo — Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

This Opera is sponsored by Michael and Elaine Brown.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for LPCA members, $12 for students 18 and under. Series tickets are also available for those wishing to attend six operas throughout the course of the season.

Themed Box Lunches from Saranac Sourdough are available to order at the Box Office prior to the performance and will be delivered for intermission. Call LPCA at 518-523-2512 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska makes a spectacular Met debut as Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess, opposite two major Met stars: tenor Roberto Alagna as the war hero Radames and Olga Borodina as the pharaoh's daughter Amneris, Aida's formidable rival. George Gagnidze sings Amonasro, Aida's cunning father, and Stefan Kocan is the imposing Egyptian priest Ramfis.

Running time is approximately 216 minutes, including two intermissions.



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