Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Presents AIDA led by Music Director Robert Spano, 6/5-8
Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Chorus in a concert staging of Verdi's Aida June 5, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., June 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., and June 8, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. This will be the ASO premiere of Aida, and these performances will mark the end of the Orchestra's 2013-14 season.
The Orchestra and Chorus will be joined by a talented cast of guest soloists, including soprano Latonia Moore as Aida, soprano Kearstin Piper Brown as the priestess, mezzo- soprano Michelle DeYoung as Amneris, tenor Stuart Neill as Radame?s, tenor Grant Knox as the messenger, baritone Gordon Hawkins as Amonasro, bass Burak Bilgili as Ramfis, and bass Evan Boyer as the King of Egypt. Ms. Moore, Ms. Brown, and Mr. Boyer will all make their ASO debuts at these performances.
Single tickets for this performance are $24-$75. Additional details are available at aso.org.
About the Repertoire
During the period Giuseppe Verdi referred to as his "years in the galleys" (1839-1859), he composed 23 operas. From 1860 until his death in 1901, Verdi wrote only five more. During this period, Verdi suggested many times that he would stop composing altogether. While Verdi never followed through on that threat, he chose only those projects that interested him from an artistic and financial point of view. One of those was Aida... (more)
About the Artists
Music Director Robert Spano, currently in his 13th season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is recognized internationally as one of the most imaginative conductors today... (more)
Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung has appeared with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Met Orchestra (in Carnegie Hall), Vienna Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and many others... (more)
Tenor Stuart Neill has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro La Fenice, Vienna Staatsoper, The Royal Opera Covent Garden, Teatro Colon, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Dallas Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago... (more)
Bass Burak Bilgili made his professional operatic debut at the Teatro alla Scala in 2002 as Don Alfonso in Lucrezia Borgia... (more)