BYSO presents Verdi's Aida on Sunday, January 26th, at 3:00 pm at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, 45 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA 02138. ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! See below for performance details, as well as some links to articles and videos about Aida if you would like to learn more about this incredible opera.
Marjorie Owens – Aida
Diego Cavazzin – Radamès
Olesya Petrova – Amneris
Aleksey Bogdanov – Amonasro
Önay Köse – Ramfis
Tom McNichols – The King
Andy Papas – Messenger
Chelsea Basler – High Priestess
BYSO Opera Chorus
Charles Prestinari, Chorus Master
**This performance of Aida is suitable for children ages 10 and older.
Verdi’s Aida (1871), an introduction by W.J. Henderson - This is a scholarly article with synopsis, musical context, and cultural context about the opera’s creation.
Leontyne Price sings Aida, "O patria mia" - This is her farewell performance on the MET stage on January 1, 1985. Video includes an introduction by Renee Fleming.
Leontyne Price Opera Farewell 'O patria mia' from Aida by Verdi - This is the ending of this same farewell performance with the applause lasting well over three minutes. It is also a tradition at the MET that singers do not take bows or acknowledge applause during the middle of a production.
2023-24 Auditions are now open. Learn more about this season’s audition process and requirements.