The Met: Live in HD presents Aida at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts October 24

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The Met: Live in HD presents Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida" starring Violeta Urmana in the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess.

Set in ancient Egypt, "Aida" is both a heartbreaking love story and an epic drama full of spectacular crowd scenes. A cast of powerful voices and a grand production bring the story to life on the Met stage (and on the HD screen). Dolora Jajick plays Urmana's rival. John Botha plays Radamès, commander of the Egyptian army, and Daniele Gatti conducts. Other cast members include Carlo Guelfi, Roberto Scandiuzzi and Stefan Kocán. Among the score's highlights is the celebrated Triumphal March.

Renée Fleming will serve as host for the transmission and will interview the stars and the conductor during the two intermissions.
Seating is reserved and tickets are $22 general, $20 seniors, $15 students and children.

Running time is approximately 3 hours 56 minutes with 2 intermissions.

Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1:00 p.m. and a 6:00 p.m. Encore Performance

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, Conn. 06824
Tickets are available at or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is (877) ARTS-396. For more information, visit the website at

Fairfield University is located off I-95, exit 22 at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

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Posted on October 20, 2009

Vol. 42, No. 92