The Metropolitan Opera: Aida
Run Time: 240 Minutes
One of the most famous and epic operas ever composed, Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida will be staged from September 26, starring soprano Anna Netrebko in her first Aida with the Met Opera, alongside mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Set in Egypt at the time of the pharaohs, the four-act opera follows the story of imprisoned Ethiopian princess Aida and her secret love for Radames, an Egyptian commander. Conducted by Plácido Domingo and Nicola Luisotti, the score is mysterious, exotic and soaring. Whether you’re an opera buff or trying to choose your first Met Opera production, the always popular Aida is for you.