Need a break from the “conceptual” updating of repertory classics? This beloved production of Aida nods to the Cecil B. DeMille of The Ten Commandments. Designed in 1945 by the Catalan artist Josep Mestres Cabanes, the trompe l’oeil sets boast lavish color and a Saturday-matinee-at-the-movies charm. American soprano Angela Meade sings the title role. —L.J.
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