Verdi: Aida / Mehta
TAGLIAVINI; D’INTINO; HE; BERTI; PRESTIA; MAESTRI; MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO; MEHTA; OZPETEK
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.One of the highlights of this new production of Aida is the operatic debut of Ferzan Ozpetek, a Turkish auteur who, after settling in Italy as a student, has become one of the most prominent directors of Italian cinema in the last decade, directing acclaimed films as “La finestra di fronte” (Facing Windows) and “Mine Vaganti” (Loose Cannons).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.