It's time to raise the curtain on
Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida" for only three performances this year.
Soloists of this production are of many nationalities (Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia and Estonia) so the performances are quite rare. There are only three shows of "Aida" in 2017.
"In theory the idea of opera-thug Nurms directing the utterly lyrical „Aida“ seems like an act of aesthetic vandalism or even an iconoclasm. In practice the meeting of the romantic opera and a postmodernist director/designer turned out to be rather exciting, with all the virtues and disadvantages of the experiment itself."
Postimees - June 2nd 2015
Giuseppe Verdi "Aida"Musical director, conductor Erki Pehk
Scenographer, stage director Madis Nurms
Choreographer Teet Kask
Lighting designer Margus Vaigur
Movement director Jelena Karpova
Aida – Jomante Šležaite (Lithuania)
Amneris – Anzhelina Shvachka (Ukraine)
Radames – Eduard Martynjuk (Belarus)
Amonasro – Samsons Izjumovs (Latvia)
Ramfis – Romans Polisadovs (Latvia)
King of Egypt – Märt Jakobson (Estonia)
Messenger – Reigo Tamm (Estonia)
Theater Vanemuine choir and symphony orchestra, Tartu Youth Choir