Friday, October 31, 2008

Riverside Lyric Ensemble Inc presents

The Musical

Based on the story from the classic Verdi opera, one of the most thrilling, romantic and tragic tales of all time, AIDA is a new musical brought to the stage by the team that produced Disney’s The Lion King. Featuring the pop legend Elton John's brilliant, modern pop score and the electrifying lyrics of Tim Rice, AIDA is a story of a forbidden love that never dies.

An epic tale of love, passion, loyalty and betrayal, it chronicles the love-triangle that consumes Aida (a Nubian princess stolen from her country and sold into slavery), Amneris (an Egyptian princess and Aida’s mistress) and Radames (the soldier who is betrothed to Amneris, yet falls in love with Aida). Also featured is the cunning Zoser (Radames’ father who is poisoning the Pharoah to make way for Radames to take the throne), and loyal Nubians Nehebka and Mereb (Radames’ servant).

Says Elton John: “AIDA is not opera. It's truly a pop musical with spoken dialogue and all kinds of recognizable song types: urban-based rhythm and blues, gospel inspired songs, ballads and, of course, Crocodile Rock songs!” Winner of four Tony Awards and with a Grammy Award-winning score, AIDA features such contemporary musical hits include ‘My Strongest Suit’, ‘Elaborate Lives’, ‘The Gods Love Nubia’, ‘Easy as Life’ and ‘Written in the Stars’.

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