Heavenly Aida: Highlights from The Metropolitan Opera


Leontyne Price, Title Role Aida. January 3, 1985.  Leontyne Price’s farewell performance.
Photographer: James Heffernan, courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera Archives

March 31–August 26, 2012

Saturated with the exotic and Egyptian, Heavenly Aida brings Giuseppe Verdi’s grand opera up close through costumes worn by Louise Homer, Leontyne Price, Luciano Pavarotti and others for the Metropolitan Opera. Jewelry, watercolor drawings of costumes, video, and photographs are among the 25 works from the Met’s many productions of this opera.  

Also on exhibit are preliminary sketches and mockups of Cooperstown’s Glimmerglass Festival production of Aida.

Sponsored by The Morgan McReynolds Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
and by Dr. Christopher Tadgell and Lady Tadgell.