In the last scene, when Radamis is sentenced to death for betraying the country, Amneris
portrays her feelings of confusion and despair very well; she is as good an actor as she is a singer.
Outstanding performances were by soprano Lucrezia Garcia playing Aida, tenor Jorge De Leon playing her troubled lover Radames, and mezzosoprano Ekaterina Gubanova taking the part of Amneris
, the princess whose hopeless passion is not returned by Radames.
The love triangle is formed when the Pharaoh s daughter Amneris
falls in love with RadamE s, but he does not return her feelings.
bar] THEATRE COUP: Sharon Whitehead as Amneris
Later, when the escape plan goes all wrong and Radames is sentenced to death, Amneris
offers him a choice, "Marry me and become King of Egypt, or be buried alive".
El mundo es sordo", dice Amneris
Santacruz, la costurera con la que vive Clemente.
DAVID AGUIRRE, MD *; DAVID CAISEDA, MD *; MARIA CORREA-RIVAS, MD ([dagger]); MARIA MALDONADO, MD ([double dagger]); WILMA RODRIGUEZ, MD ([double dagger]); GABRIEL MIRANDA, MD **; AMNERIS
LUGO, MD **; JORGE GANDIA; MD *
In the final act, when Radames is doomed to die buried alive in the temple of Vulcan, and he finds Aida within to share his fate as well, the three-tiered staging with Radames on the lower level, Aida in the middle level, and Amneris
kneeling in prayer above their tomb in the upper level, along with the very dark and shadow-like lighting, is accomplished with great effect.
THE IDEA CAME TO THE COUPLE AROUND the time of Scott's success as Amneris
, the spoiled Egyptian princess in the Broadway-bound Aida, when a large record company offered her a contract to make a solo album.
And she smartly played Amneris
less as a witch than as a powerful woman unwilling to be denied her prerogatives.
Trusting Herself: Stefania Toczyska is the Met's New Amneris
Tatiana Busuioc stole the show for me as Amneris
, the princess of Egypt.