Thursday, September 16, 2010
Aida in Memphis
This week, Opera Memphis started rehearsals for AIDA. Here is Radames, tenor, Hugo Vera. Hugo makes his MET debut this year and this is his first turn at Radames. AIDA starts with a tenor aria "Celeste Aida" and Hugo says this turns out to be perhaps the most difficult thing in the whole show. The pianissimo high Bb at the end of the aria is always a challenge, but Hugo has figured out how to do it.