GALWAY OPERA lovers are in for a treat this Saturday at 6pm when Verdi’s Aida will be transmitted live to The Eye Cinema in Wellpark via satellite from The Met in New York.
Set in ancient Egypt, Aida is both a heartbreaking love story and an epic drama full of spectacular crowd scenes. Violeta Urmana stars in the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess, with Dolora Zajick as her rival. Johan Botha plays Radamès, commander of the Egyptian army, and Daniele Gatti conducts.
On Saturday, staff from the g hotel will be in The Eye offering a selection of wines and cheese plates for purchase during the intermissions.
For more information regarding bookings of the opera transmissions and The Met Live program for 2009/2010 see www.eyecinema.ie or call 091 - 780078.