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Aida, Verdi
D: Javier Agulló
C: José Escandell
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The histrionic Amneris by Ángela Lorite offered a remarkable and theatrically effective vocal performance, with a certain acidity in the timbre that suits the character well. The Amneris-Aida duo of theThe second act was one of the best moments of the performance.

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'Aída' triumphs in San Sebastián de los Reyes

The Adolfo Marsillach Auditorium Theater in San Sebastián de los Reyes , located 25 kilometers from Madrid's Puerta del Sol square, offered a performance of Aida by the LG Artist Management company . Full room, enthusiastic public and wanting to have a good time with a lyrical show whose price per seat was 25 euros. We already know that this Verdian title is very popular, as much as Carmen or Tosca , although perhaps now they are a little jealous because the Egyptian Museum of Turin has even prepared a solo exhibition for the Ethiopian slave , on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of her birth. birth / premiere. And perhaps that is why this Aida is experiencing a successful tour of more than twelve Spanish cities in the months of March and April. Javier Agulló 's staging is not a waste of scenery or props. And there is no need that he has done. In that nudity, barely seasoned with some panels or screens with prints in the style of Ancient Egypt, the projections of images and videos on the screen that serves as a background for the stage space stand out. His proposal tells the plot clearly, moves the choir members fluently and makes the most of the solo singers' acting skills. The team of soloists was led by the stupendous Aida offered to us by the Venezuelan Mariana Ortiz , a pure lyric soprano with a beautiful, smooth and pointed timbre. She knows and masters her instrument and brings her character to her ground, singing with line, breath control and dramatic subtlety. Georgian tenor Giorgi Meladze displayed the necessary vocal attributes for Radames, a fair mix of heroism and poetry, however his stage interaction was unconvincing, far from the romantic axis of the plot. The histrionic Amneris by Ángela Lorite offered a remarkable and theatrically effective vocal performance, with a certain acidity in the timbre that suits the character well. The Amneris-Aida duo of theThe second act was one of the best moments of the performance. The baritone Pedro Carrillo was a discreet Amonasro in his first intervention, growing up and showing himself to be more comfortable in the duet with his daughter. Very well sung and acted Ramfis by David Cervera , bass with stupendous vocal qualities, like the King by Armando del Hoyo and the Priestess by Rocío Faus , while Iulian Dumitras fulfilled his mission as the Messenger. The choir sang and moved appropriately and at a good level. Leading the orchestra was José Escandell , attentive to the choir and soloists and with a predilection for temposlower than usual to the detriment of the dramatic tension. The audience enthusiastically applauded all the artists at the end of the performance. Many of them commented that these presentations should be more frequent. Hopefully and those responsible will listen to them. Adolfo Marsillach Auditorium Theatre, March 19, 2022. 'Aida' by Giuseppe Verdi. Musical direction: José Escandell. Stage direction: Javier Agulló. Orchestra and Choir of LG Artists Management. Aida: Mariana Ortiz. Radames: Giorgi Meladze. Amneris: Angela Lorite. Monastery: Pedro Carrillo . Ramfis: David Cervera. The King of Egypt: Armando del Hoyo. The priestess: Rocío Faus. The messenger: Iulian Dumitras.

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21 March 2022www.operaworld.esFederico Figueroa