The Royal Opera: Aida
Live from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Director: Robert Carsen
Starring: Elena Stikhina, Francesco Meli
Wed 12 Oct 6.45pm Book Now
Duration: 205 mins including 1 interval
AGE Rating: 12A as live
Senior Citizens £12.50
Under 18s £10
A co-oroduction with Lyric Opera of Chicago. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Early start time
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.