You can’t miss with this one, although it does play a little like a Pharaoh’s Royal Command Performance; numerous parades, for example. This production touched all the staging bases, which it must, and then some, which you’d expect from Graeme Murphy.
Well performed by all, particularly Warwick Fyfe as Amonasro. Jennifer Wilson looked the part more than Margaret Price (who, while singing well, played Aida like a worried little thing in a cafe from ‘Neighbours’ in the 1981 San Francisco filmed production) and the gentleman playing Radames managed to avoid the humiliation of Roberto Alagna at La Scala. Sir Richard Armstrong conducted beautifully.