Wed 12 Oct 2022, 6.45pm. Live Broadcast to our Cinema Screen.
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.
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.
Conducted by: Antonio Pappano
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.
A co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago
Sung in Italian with English Subtitles.
Approximate running time: 3 hours 25 minutes (including one interval)
Tickets: Full Price: £16, Concession £15, Child/Student £10