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Review: Updated ‘Aida’ a triumph at Glimmerglass

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Glimmerglass Opera opened its season Saturday night with Verdi’s “Aida.” Although the production hosted a string of debuts that included being the first time the company had ever presented the opera, and the performance debuts of Cairo Opera conductor Nader Abbassi, noted costume designer Bibhu Mohapatra and several singers, the show was a triumph from its opening bars. It’s a huge opera that usually involves the accoutrements of pyramids, elephants and the panoply of ancient ...


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