Tuesday, September 14, 2010

October 1st: Aida at the Rhine

We know that Calixto Bieito will direct new Aida at Theater Basel. Although Aida is my least favorite opera by Verdi, I wish I could see it (1) because of Calixto, and (2) because that theater is one of the most exciting places (artistically) in Europe right now.

If you don't care much about Calixto or Theater Basel, you might still be interested to know that the same cast will participate in a live TV-event  Aida at the Rhine, organized by the Swiss SF1.

This is the third in the series of projects, following La Traviata at Zurich Main Station in 2008 and La Bohème in the Suburbs of Bern in 2009.  Aida at the Rhine will be live broadcast from Basle on October 1st 2010 at 8 p.m. , and the live video stream will be available on this link.

This peculiar show will be directed by Georges Delnon, Gabriel Feltz will conduct and the cast includes: Angeles Blancas - Aida, Michelle de Young - Amneris, Sergei Khomov - RadamesDaniel Golossov - Ramfis. 


  1. How can you neglect to mention the powerful bassbaritone Alfred Walker who sings Ammonasro?!
    He's the best thing in this show - which I saw on opening night!!!!!

  2. Alfred Walker indeed, he is the one who shines over
    and above the entire cast. Full, strong velvety sensual
    voice with balance and warmth. WOW!!!

    I was born very close to the vicinity of the "Aida Am Rhein" production. This conductor should push for another Verdi Opera in St. Ursanne, the Château de Chillion, and Gandria.

    Where will Walker sing next?