An exquisite pit, a Busby Berkeley stage, ingenue performers. Populist opera in San Francisco — in November eleven performances of Aida (alternating with ten of Madama Butterfly).
No Elephants — Aida at the Royal Opera House, London
It’s time Verdi got attention in Aida, not elephants.
Micaela Carosi sings Aida in a new production at the Royal Opera House, London
Micaela Carosi, the Verdi specialist, has created Aida many times, so she’s closely attuned to the role. The new production, at the Royal Opera House, London, though, is different. “It’s like singing Aida for the first time”, she says, her eyes sparkling.