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VenueThe King's Head Theatre
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From6th May 2020
To6th June 2020
When19:00. Sun 15:30
What is currently on at The King's Head Theatre (V235)


The essence of Grand Opera first performed in Cairo in 1871. Set in Egypt at the time of the pharoes. A captain of guard (Radames) is in love with Aida, an Ethiopian slave girl - who happens also to be the daughter of the king of Ethiopia. Her mistress, Amneris, is also in love with Radames. When the Ethiopians invade Radames is chosen to lead the army. When they return victorious Radames asks for all the Ethiopian slaves to be released - except Aida and her father who persuades her to trick Radames into revealing the plans of the Egyptian army - but he suggests that they all run away to Ethiopia together. When Radames is accused of treason he gives himself up to let Aida and her father escape but is condemned to be improisoned alive. As the last stones are put in place Aida appears and joins him in the tomb so that they might die together.
Music Verdi
Lyrics Ghislanzoni

Archive :: production:T884598407, opera or operetta:S1857, venue:V235
Current production:Work

Production details

The undisputed masters of intimate and accessible opera present Verdi's monumental epic of love, betrayal and war in a rousing new English version by David Eaton, Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Becca Marriott. Set in a present day world of border controls and mass migration, Aida makes a desperate journey from her homeland to find refuge in the UK, but her love for Radames throws her chances of survival into jeopardy. Featuring soaring arias and delicate melodies from one of history's greatest composers, this thrilling new production skillfully juxtaposes the conflict of nations with the conflicts of the heart. Postponed due to COVID-19. New date to be confirmed.


Adapted by David Eaton
Adapted by Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Adapted by Becca Marriott
Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Musical Director David Eaton

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