13 March 2012
Aida Dies in Rhadames' Arms Again
Arizona Opera's magnificent production of Aida featured a camel and several greyhounds in the Triumphal March. Some season ticket holders sitting next to us disappeared in the first interval only to show up on stage with a bunch of their friends in the crowd scenes. This was, of course, a full-voiced production, but it was a visual treat as well.
The camel and his or her understudy greeted the opera-goers at Symphony Hall downtown Phoenix.