AIDA, with music scored by Sir Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, is a contemporary twist on the opera of the same name by Italian composer Giuseppi Verdi. From the Egyptian wing of a modern museum to the dunes of ancient Egypt, AIDA centres on the emotional struggle of Nubian Princess Aida, who is captured and enslaved during an Egyptian raid. In becoming a confidante of the Egyptian Princess Amneris, Aida catches the eye of Amneris’ fianc?, the warrior Radames. When Aida’s father is captured, she is torn. She must make a choice between loyalty to her country or to her heart.
AIDA features a Cacique-laden cast and crew, including Elliot Francois as Radames, Tramaine Lamy in the title role of Aida, and Cacique award winner Kendra Sylvester as Amneris. Well-known actors Marlon De Bique and Conrad Parris play the roles Zoser and Amonasro respectively. Louis McWillliams will direct and Jessel Murray will conduct the National Sinfonia ROCK Orchestra. Award-winning costume designer Paulette Alfred-Guy-James and well-known choreographer Adele Bynoe round out the production team.
Tickets are $150 for general seating and are available at Queen’s Hall Box Office, Crosby’s North and South, and the UWI Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA). Tickets for reserved seating ($200) and tickets for the Sunday Matinee at 2pm ($100 for children, $150 for adults) are available only at Queen’s Hall Box Office.
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