LA Opera to Present Live Simulcast of Verdi’s ‘Aida’ Starring Latonia Moore & Russell Thomas

By Nicolas Quiroga
(Credit: Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera)
The Los Angeles Opera will present simulcast for Verdi’s “Aida” on June 4, 2022.

The performance stars soprano Latonia Moore, tenor Russell Thomas, bass Peixin Chen, baritone George Gagnidze, bass Morris Robinson, and soprano Melody Moore. The work will be conducted by James Conlon.

Using nine HD cameras, the company will transmit the showcase live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to large LED screens in Newhall Park in Santa Clarita, the Pomona Fairplex and the Santa Monica Pier. This represents the first time audiences will experience Opera in The Park in Pomona and Santa Clarita.”Aida” marks the sixth simulcast to the Santa Monica Pier.

“‘Aida’ has long been one of the most popular of all operas because it combines sheer theatrical splendor with an enormously touching human drama,” said Christopher Koelsch, LA Opera’s president and CEO, in an official press statement. “The visual world that Francesca Zambello and RETNA have created for this production is completely spectacular, and the incredible cast, under the baton of Verdi master James Conlon, will bring this masterpiece to vivid life.”

“Aida” runs from May 21-June 12, 2022.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seats and arrive early to be seated in the areas with the best viewing. Tickets are not required to enter, but visitors are encouraged to register in advance.

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