Cincinnati Opera winds up their season with Verdi’s grand opera Aida, featuring a stellar cast headed by American soprano Latonia Moore whose last-minute Metropolitan Opera debut last year as the doomed Ethiopian princess was textbook A Star Is Born.
Aida loves the Egyptian general Radames (tenor Antonello Polombi) — unfortunately, so does the princess Amneris, sung by formidable mezzo Michelle DeYoung.
Expect sparks to fly when these two divas square off for their second-act duet. And expect the Triumphal March scene to be the usual big deal with crowds of extras, furry and feathered — some of them human.
7:30 p.m. July 18, 20 and 26; 3 p.m. July 28. Tickets begin at $25. Music Hall, 1243 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatiopera.org.