Arizona Opera Making a Grand Spectacle of ‘˜Aida’

What makes grand opera grand? What makes a blockbuster movie a blockbuster?


Pretty much the same thing: overkill.


Nothing sells tickets like excess. For grand opera, you want oceans storming, volcanoes erupting, battlements exploding, a cast of thousands: This isn’t “Madame Butterfly.” It is more like Cecil B. DeMille.






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