AidaOpera by Giuseppe Verdi. PromFest's opera production from 2015.
With winner of Klaudia Taev Competition (2013) Jomantė Šležaitė in the title role and the prizewinner of the competiton (2005) Angelina Shvachka as Amneris.
A co-production of PromFest and Theatre VanemuineMusical Director and Conductor – Erki Pehk
Stage Director and Designer – Madis Nurms
Choreographer – Teet Kask
Lighting Designer – Margus Vaigur
Movement director - Jelena Karpova
Aida – Jomantė Šležaitė (Lithuania)
Amneris – Anzhelina Shvachka (Ukraine)
Radames – Eduard Martyniuk (Ukraina)
Amonasro – Samsons Izjumovs (Latvia)
Ramphis – Sargis Bazhbeuk-Melikyan (Armenia)
The King of Egypt – Märt Jakobson (Estonia)
Messenger – Rasmus Kull (Estonia)
The orchestra and chorus of the Theatre Vanemuine / Tartu Youth Choir
Performed in: Italian
Surtitles: English, Estonian
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.FULL VIDEO of AIDA in Vanemuine Theatre