Bass-baritone Oren Gradus returns to Pittsburgh Opera October 12–20 for Verdi’s Aida. A former resident artist of the company, Oren sings the role of high priest Ramfis having formerly sung the part at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. He has also been heard in Verdi’s sumptuous Egyptian epic at the Metropolitan Opera in the role of the King.
A production from the Opéra de Montreal, Aida is directed by Crystal Manich and conducted by Anthony Walker. Oren stars opposite Carl Tanner as Radames, Latonia Moore as Aida, and Elizabeth Bishop as Amneris.