Friday, October 11, 2013


Another reminder of a terrific event:

Giuseppe Verdi's Aida, one of the most loved operas in the entire classical repertoire, is a dramatic tale of war filled with complex emotions, romance, and intrigue. Aida premiered in Cairo, Egypt in 1871, at the request of the Egyptian government to celebrate the opening of their Opera house and the opening of the Suez Canal. The drama focuses on Egypt regaining power in the Nile Valley by defeating the Ethiopian army, as well as on the love triangle between the Egyptian general Radames, the Ethiopian slave Aida who loves him, and the Egyptian princess Amneris who loves him too.

The NJ Festival Orchestra/Opera at Florham’s concert performance of Aida promises to be a blockbuster from pretty much every angle—monumental sound, stunning drama, rousing choruses, musical ceremony, triumphant fanfares, and, of course, some of Verdi’s most memorable tunes and arias.

What's more, this year commemorates the bicentennial birth of Giuseppe Verdi!

Click here to purchase tickets to Aida and join the celebration!

Don't Miss The Free Pre-Concert Lectures with Dr. Barbara Thomson!

Dr. Barbara Thomson’s pre-concert talks are an informative, entertaining and engaging way to learn about the music and music makers before each concert—and are open to all ticket holders free of charge!

Dr. Thomson is well known to Westfield audiences as Director of Music at the First Congregational Church. A noted organist who has performed in recital throughout the US and Europe, she is also a former professor at a number of colleges and studied at the Eastman School of Music, Peabody Conservatory and Vienna’s Hochschule fűr Musik.

Pre-concert lectures will take place one hour prior to show time (7:00 PM on Saturday, Oct 12, and 2:00 PM on Sunday Oct 13)