Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Aida
Airs Saturday, December 15 at 12:00 noon. The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Aida, led by Met principal conductor Fabio Luisi and starring Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska makes her broadcast debut in the title role of Aida, Opposite Roberto Alagna as the hero Radamès. Olga Borodina returns to the role of Amneris, Aida’s rival, and George Gagnidze makes his Met role debut as Aida’s father Amonasro. Štefan Kocán sings the priest Ramfis, and Hungarian bass Miklós Sebestyén makes his broadcast debut as the King of Egypt. Aida will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 noon on Saturday, December 15. The performance will also be transmitted worldwide as part of The Met: Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 1,900 movie theaters in 64 countries.