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Multimedia Opera Aida
2018-09-14 17:55     Source : Dongguan Today

Troupe: Lyric Opera of Melbourne, Australia
Date/Time: 26 September 2018, 20:00
Admission: 60/120/180/280/380 RMB
Venue: Dongguan Yulan Theatre, Central Square, Hongfu Road, Nancheng, Dongguan

"Aida" was composed by Giuseppe Verdi for opening of a new opera house, in Cairo, Egypt. Verdi didn’t compose it in time for the opening, but when it was finally completed, it was an outstanding work. Now, "Aida" is one of the most famous operas in the world.

The “Triumphal March” in act 2 is the most famous melody in this opera. This march is used for the cheering of football teams around world. In this scene, Radames wins a war, and returns to Egypt, the stage is always spectacularly designed. The cavalry with real horses often appears on the stage. You would get a real feeling of luxury.

Verdi studied "Egyptian style," their history, geography, and religion. This opera, “Aida” is like a “Grand Opera.” Many people are apt to think that this opera doesn’t have much depth. However, there are a lot of emotional scenes in this opera. For example, in the duet of Aida and Radames, in the last scene and in the other scenes, you would feel a sense of peace tranquility.

About Lyric Opera of Melbourne

Established in 2003, Lyric Opera of Melbourne is a bold, creative opera company committed to developing operatic artists, building new audiences and enriching the operatic repertoire by creating a forum for the production of lesser-known works. Lyric's work is focused on producing innovative and exploratory music-based theatre, using contemporary practices that challenge, engage and inspire artists and audiences alike.

Through its history, the organisation has built a loyal audience, ranging from young professionals and Melbourne arts lovers to traditional opera enthusiasts. Following a restructure in 2012, Lyric was incorporated as a Victorian not-for-profit association. It is governed by a Board of Management, which works in collaboration with the Creative Director and Music Director to facilitate a sustainable model to support the delivery of high quality operatic works for the Melbourne arts community.

Editor: 谭晶