Amman Opera Festival Postpones ‘Aida’ Production

By David Salazar

The Amman Opera Festival has postponed its previously announced production of “Aida.”

Per the company’s official social media, “As most of you who we have had the chance to reach out to so far for a while now, know we have postponed the event, considering the unfortunate and extremely sad incidents that have been continuously occurring causing the death and displacement of countless palestinian children and families in Gaza. We thank you very much for your understanding and patience. We would like to ask those who we haven’t reached out to yet, as we have hundreds of ticket holders and Opera lovers, to be patient with us. We are in the process of coordinating with every single ticket holder. Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Gaza and Palestine ❤ We will keep everyone posted in due course. Thank you very much and warmest regards to all, The AOF family.”

“Aida” was set to open on Oct. 25 and run through the 28th. It was set to star Zeina Barhoum as Aida, Riccardo Gatto as Radamès, Cristina Del Barrio as Amneris, Pietro Terranova as Amonasro, Federico De Antoni as the King, and Stefano Paradiso as Ramfis. Other cast members include Talia Ghosheh, Sara Barakat, Abdallah Kayyali, Graziano Issa, and Raja Otaqui.