Opera Grand Rapids to perform 'Aida' at DeVos Performance Hall in May

Apr 24, 2023 537

BY: Adam Luchies

Opera Grand Rapids has announced that one of its next productions will be Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. The opera will be performed at the DeVos Performance Hall on May 5 and 7. The performance on Friday, May 5 will be held at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, May 7, the opera will be performed at 2 p.m. The opera will be sung in Italian and have projected English titles.

Aida is set in Egypt, and follows Aida (Michelle Johnson), the princess of Ethiopia, who is the captive slave of Egyptian Princess Amneris (Deborah Nansteel). Both Aida and Amneris are in love with Radamés (Carl Tanner), who commands the Egyptian army against the invading Ethiopians. However, Aida’s father Amonasro (Mark Rucker) appeals to his daughter’s love of country to betray Radamés.

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SOURCE: https://www.fox17online.com

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