“Friday night’s AIDA at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts featured Teatro Lirico D’Europa; an international company of excellent soloists, musicians, singers and dancers. With strong principal voices, a full competent choir, a stellar orchestra and stunning costume and set design, Teatro Lirico D’Europa presented a superb rendition complete with projected English super titles. Set designer Valentine Topencharov created an impressively monolithic Egyptian set of obelisks, trompe l’oeil columns and gargantuan pharaoh statues. The three principals are first rate. As Radames, tenor Roumen Doikov was simply outstanding. His full tenor voice intertwined beautifully with Amneris and Aida-Italian soprano, Rosella Redoglia. Other standouts included bass Ivica Tomasev as a high priest of Isis, bass Emil Ponorski as Egypt’s King and the strong corps de ballet, which added more spectacular costumes…clearly accomplished dancers.”