Opening Gala Night of Verdi’s Aida by Singapore Lyric Opera
It was the Singapore Lyric Opera’s (SLO) most expensive production to date, almost hitting the million-dollar mark. The company kicked off its 2018/2019 Season in June with Giuseppe Verdi’s iconic opera classic Aida, which featured a stellar international and local cast, along with a 100-strong chorus and over 70 orchestra members. On opening night, SLO invited its long-time patrons and supporters, business leaders and diplomats to a closed-door reception at the Esplanade Theatre, before the curtain rose to a spectacular performance of one of the best-loved operas of all time—the timeless tale of the love triangle between Ethiopian princess-turned-slave Aida, Egyptian general Radamès and Egyptian princess Amneris. The production runs until June 6, at the Esplanade Theatre.