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Archive for Sunday, March 4, 2001

Paris company to perform ‘Verdi’

March 4, 2001

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"Aida," Giuseppe Verdi's tragic love story, will be performed by Teatro Lirico D'Europa at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Lied Center.

The opera takes place in four acts over three hours and 20 minutes and will be sung in Italian with projected English subtitles.

Teatro Lirico D'Europa is the largest and most successful opera touring company in Western Europe. Formed in 1986 in Paris, the company has presented more than 2,000 performances in France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Japan and the United States.

The company specializes in large-scale operatic productions. It also performs all of its productions with a professional chorus of about 40 singers and features the Sofia Symphony, an orchestra of 50 musicians. The company also uses a ballet ensemble for certain performances.

"Aida" is set in Egypt during the dynasty of the Pharaohs. The story centers on Aida, an Egyptian slave and daughter of the king of Ethiopia, and Radames, a young officer in the Egyptian army who loves Aida.

Tickets prices are from $16 to $38.

Tickets are available at the Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS; Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982; Student Union Activities Box Office, 864-3477; KU Medical Center Bookstore; Ticketmaster outlets, (785) 234-4545 and (816) 931-3330; and online at TICKETS.COM.

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