Vanemuine Theatre and the Pärnu International Opera Music Festival PROMFEST present
The main characters in this opera are two princesses, Aida and Amneris, who fight for the love of one and the same man – Radames. Sooner or later all three face a choice: whether to stay true to their homeland or choose love.
Verdi lays a colourful palette of human relationships before us – faith, love, hatred, manipulation, hope(lessness) and betrayal. It turns out that the opera, which is considered one of the most spectacular ever written, is paradoxically rather constrained. As such, the small building of the Vanemuine with its intimate atmosphere seems an excellent setting for Aida.
Verdi lays a colourful palette of human relationships before us and sooner or later all of the main characters face a choice: whether to stay true to their homeland or choose love.
Premiere on 20 May 2015 in the Small Building of the Vanemuine
In Italian, with Estonian and English subtitles
Musical Director and Conductor Erki Pehk
Stage Director and Designer Madis Nurms
Choreographer Teet Kask
Lighting Desinger Margus Vaigur
Aida Jomante Shlezhaite (Lithuania)
The King of Egypt Märt Jakobson (Vanemuine)
Amneris Angelina Shvachka (Ukraine)
Radames Eduard Martõnjuk (Belarus)
Amonasro Samsons Izjumovs (Latvia)
Ramphis Romans Polisadovs (Latvia)
Messenger Rasmus Kull (Vanemuine)
The Symphony Orchestra and Opera chorus of the Theatre Vanemuine, Tartu Youth Choir