Opera Insights

Finding Home in AIDA: An Exploration of Otherness and Belonging

Join Lyric Opera of Chicago for Opera Insights: Finding Home in Aida: An Exploration of Otherness and Belonging. The event is moderated by WFMT host and Hearing in Color founder LaRob K. Rafael and features a panel of Aida principal cast members Jamie Barton, Russell Thomas, and Reginald Smith, Jr. This illuminating discussion will feature panelists diving deep into the central themes of conflict and factionalism, Verdi’s attempts to musically depict ancient Egypt, and the lessons that contemporary audiences can learn from one of Verdi’s most famous operas.

Free and open to the public with advance registration. Registration is not required for ticket holders to the 3/13 performance.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024
Lyric Opera of Chicago

This event will take place in the Ardis Krainik Theatre following the performance.

Those who are not attending the March 13 performance of Aida are invited to attend a pre-conversation reception with light refreshments in the Malott Room at 4:00pm, and may then proceed to the theater following the matinee for the panel discussion from 5:00pm-6:00pm.


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