dateMay 01, 2008
categoryOpera Carolina News
Charlotte Magazine 2008 BOB Award winner
Opera, with its opulent sets, virtuosic singing, and live orchestra, is always a spectacle. But Opera Carolina's production of Aida redefined the word "extravaganza." Not only were there extraordinary singers and "oooh"-inspiring sets, but there were live animals: a camel, a horse, a zebra, a watusi (look it up), and boa constrictors on the Belk Theater stage. And no stampedes.