Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set and starring the French soprano Olga Perrier* and the Russian soprano Ecaterina Danu* as Aida and Liza Kadelnik*, the celebrated mezzo from the Romanian National Opera, as Amneris.
In Aida, the splendour of Egypt is set against the grandeur of the Coliseum of Rome with Ellen Kent’s direction influenced by the ancient Greek dramas of Euripides and symbolising the powerful religious hold of the priests of Egypt.
This tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge, at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida and the Egyptian hero, Radames, is brought to life in a production set against one of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote. With the well-known arias Celeste Aida, Ritorna Vincitor and the classic Triumphal March and featuring a temple dance, cascades of glittering gold and amazing fire performers.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
*Cast subject to change.
'Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish' The Independent
'Bursting with colour, grandeur and wealth' Edinburgh Evening News
'Aida has one of the most imposing sets you will see on an operatic stage' Manchester Evening News