LA Opera: Aida

A Part of the WFMT Radio Network Opera Series

For cast lists, please visit the Opera Series Overview.

The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to continue the 2022 Opera Series with a stunning performance from LA Opera—Verdi’s inimitable audience favorite Aida.

An opera this grand only comes around once a decade. Verdi’s Aida returns to the LA Opera stage in a lavish new-to-LA production featuring a full chorus, orchestra, ballet, and stunning designs from iconic LA artist RETNA.

            “Powerhouse voices and a plush production.”
            – Los Angeles Times

Latonia Moore and Russell Thomas star as secret lovers from rival kingdoms in this timeless romance, directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by James Conlon. With some of the most famous music in all of opera and a gorgeous take on ancient Egypt, this lavish production is sure to entice opera lovers and newcomers alike.

In just over three decades of existence, LA Opera has become one of America’s most exciting and ambitious opera companies. Under the leadership of James Conlon (Richard Seaver Music Director) and Christopher Koelsch (Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco President and CEO), the company is dedicated to staging imaginative new productions, world premiere commissions and inventive presentations of the classics that preserve the foundational works while making them feel fresh and compelling.

 

About the Host

Lisa Flynn has been a program host and producer for WFMT since 1991. She presents The New Releases and has hosted many programs for the WFMT Radio Network, including War Letters (which won the 2002 Peter Lisagor Award) and a series of live broadcasts from Salzburg to celebrate Mozart’s 250th birthday in 2006. As WFMT’s midday weekday announcer, Lisa hosts live studio performances and interviews guest artists including Renée Fleming, John Adams, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, John Eliot Gardiner, and many others. Before coming to Chicago, Lisa presented classical music at WOSU in Columbus, Ohio, and at WMFE and WUCF in Orlando, Florida. She holds a music degree from the University of Central Florida.

 

This program is a part of the WFMT Radio Network Opera Series, a series designed to complement the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts to fill out the year with great Opera content. The series begins in June and lasts until December.

Details

Category: Operas
Duration: 2-hour / Varies by Opera
Frequency: Flexible
Availability: 10/29/2022 - 11/04/2022

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