• 12th Oct 2022
  • 6:45pm
  • £19.75

about this event

Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the ambitious soldier Radames wrestles with his feelings for her. As they draw closer together, each must make an agonizing choice between their loyalty to home, and their love for each other. In this new production, director Robert Carsen situates Verdi’s large-scale political drama within a contemporary world, framing its power struggles and toxic jealousies in the apparatus of a modern, totalitarian state. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s glorious, monumental score.

Running time:Approximately 3hours 25minutes (including one interval)
Language: Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Director: Robert Carsen
Set designer: Miriam Buether
Costume designer: Annemarie Woods
Lighting designer: Robert Carsen and Peter van Praet
Video designer: Duncan McLean
Choreographer: Rebecca Howell

Aida: Elena Stikhina
Radames: Francesco Meli 
Amneris: Agnieszka Rehlis 
Amonasro: Ludovic Tézier
Ramfis: Soloman Howard
King of Egypt: In Sung Sim
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

​CONDITIONS OF SALE - Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable - To ensure performances start on time, latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the programme


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