Met Opera Encore in HD: “Aida” at the Strand Theatre

Posted Jan. 07, 2013, at 1:33 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 07, 2013, at 2:32 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 1 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland, Maine

For more information: 207-594-0070;

ROCKLAND, Maine — The Strand Theatre will present “Aida “, the Met Opera Encore in high definition in Rockland on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m.

Verdi’s iconic opera set in ancient Egypt stars powerhouse Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, who makes her Met debut in the title role of an enslaved Ethiopian princess. Olga Borodina, one of the world’s best-known interpreters of the role, sings Aida’s royal rival, Amneris, and Roberto Alagna is the hero Radames, who must choose between his love for Aida and his duty to his country. Fabio Luisi conducts his first Met performances of the opera, which also stars George Gagnidze as the Ethiopian king, Amonasro. Sonja Frisell’s spectacular staging uses the full theatrical capabilities of the Met stage to immerse the audience in the grandeur of ancient Egypt. Tickets $27, Encore: Adult $23/Student $15.