Aida

 

Canadian Opera Company

opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Story by Auguste Mariette
Libretto by Giuseppe Verdi & Camille du Locle
Lyrics by Antonio Ghislanzoni

 

This was a new production for Welsh National Opera.  It opened at the Millennium Centre Opera House in Cardiff on 27th May 2008 and then toured to Birmingham.

Creative Team

Conductor – Carlo Rizzi
Director – John Caird
Set Designer – Yannis Thavoris
Costume Designer – Emma Ryott
Lighting – Paul Pyant
Choreography – Denni Sayers
Language Coach – Marko Canepa

Deputy Conductor – Michel Klauza
Head of Music – Russell Moreton
Chorus Master – Stephen Harris
Répétiteurs – Simon Phillips & Anthony Negus
Community Choir Master – Tim Rhys-Evans
Assistant Community Choir Master – Owen Webb
Community Choir Répétiteur – Sharon Richards
Vocal Animateur - Miriam Bowen
Project Manager – Sarah Teagle

Technical Director – Jan Michaelis
Associate Technical Director – Bobn Pagett
Assistant Technical Director – Richard Norton

Stage Manager – Julia Carson-Sims
Deputy Stage Manager – Liz Walker
Assistant Stage Managers – Katy Heath-Jones & Charlotte Hayne

 

Cast

Aida – Zvetelina Vassileva
Amneris – Margaret Jane Wray
Amonasro – Phillip Joll
Radames – Dennis O’Neill
Ramphis – Andrew Gangestad
King of Egypt – David Soar
Messenger – Philip Lloyd Holtam
Gran Sacerdossa – Meriel Andrew

Female Dancers –
Jessye Parke, Jolice Truter, Pepa Ubera & Ruth Varley

Male Dancers –
Leroy Dios Don Santos, Ramon Díaz, David Klooster & Antonio Tengroth

WNO female Chorus

Meriel Andrew
Amanda Baldwin
Neda Bizzarri
Anita Blaxhall
Paula Bradbury
Megan Llewellyn-Dorke
Daniella Ehrlich
Jessica Handley-Greaves
Helen Greenaway
Claire Hampton
Fiona Harrison
Rosie Hay
Samantha Hay
Dorothy Hood
Emma Llewellyn
Sian Meinir
Anne Morgan
Nicola Morgan
Laura Pooley
Sarah Pope

WNO Male Chorus

Robert Winslade Anderson
Julian Boyce
Michael Clifton-Thomas
Laurence Cole
Simon Curtis
John Gilbert
Paul Gyton
Jasey Hall
Philip Lloyd Holtam
Alun Rhys Jenkins
Howard Kirk
Gareth Lloyd
Martin Lloyd
Philip Lloyd-Evans
Alastair Moore
Jack O’Kelly
Philip Pooley
James Robinson-May
Gary Watkins
Ian Yemm

Extra Female Chorus

Elizabeth Franklin-Kitchen
Carolyn Jackson
Monika Sawa
Kate Woolveridge

Extra Male Chorus

Ross Buddie
Mark Cartwright
William Coleman
Ieuan Davies
Ralph Hamer
Stephen Hamnett
Gareth Long
Simon McEnery
Geraint Miles
Richard Monk
Peter Wilman
Dyfed Wyn-Evans