Aida (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino)

Verdi's AIDA (opera in four acts) will be broadcast LIVE from Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy, on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Running time: 2 hours, 30 mins., with one intermission. The legendary Zubin Mehta conducts Aida, Verdi’s most spectacular and over-the-top opera, in a new production from the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Starring Marco Berti, Luciana D’Intino and Hui He. Verdi’s Aida is one of the most popular operas of all time. It premiered at the Cairo Opera House on Christmas Eve, 1871, and was an immediate commercial success. The plot of Aida is filled with political intrigue, love, betrayal, passion, and vengeance, and has captivated audiences for generations.

CAST: Luciana D’Intino, Hui He, Marco Berti

DIRECTOR: Ferzan Ozpetek

RUN TIME: 175 min