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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.

Performers Liudmyla Monastyrska (Aida- Mar 11/14/19/22/30 Apr 2/6 at 19:30 and Mar 26 at 19:00), Latonia Moore (Aida - Apr 10 18:30 and Apr 13/15 at 19:30), Roberto Alagna (Radames - Mar 11/14/19), Carlo Ventre (Radames - Mar 22/26/30 Apr 2/6/13), Dongwon Shin (Radames - Apr 10/15), Olga Borodina (Amneris - Mar 11/14/19/22 at 19:30 and Mar 26 at 19:00), Anna Smirnova (Amneris - Apr 10 at 18:30 and Apr 13/15 at 19:30), Marianne Cornetti (Amneris Mar 30/Apr 2/6 at 19:30), Vitalij Kowaljow (Ramfis - Mar 11/14/19/22/30/Apr 2/6 at 19:30 and Mar 26 at 19:00), Brindley Sherratt (Ramfis - Apr 10 at 18:30 and Apr 13/15 at 19:30), Michael Volle (Amonasro - Mar 11/14/17/30/ Apr 6/10/15), Carlos Almaguer (Amonasro - Mar 19/22/26/ Apr 2/13), Brindley Sherratt (King - Mar 11/14/19/22/30/Apr 2/6 at 19:30 and Mar 26 at 19:00), Lukas Jakobski (King - Apr 10 at 18:30 and Apr 13/15 at 19:30), Ji Hyun Kim (Messenger), Madeleine Pierard (High Priestess).
Music Verdi. Lyrics Ghislanzoni. Producer Royal Opera House. Conductor Fabio Luisi (Mar 11/14/19/22/30 Apr 2/6 at 19:30 and Mar 26 at 19:00). Conductor Daniele Rustioni (Apr 10 18:30 and Apr 13/15 at 19:30). Director David McVicar. Design Jean-Marc Puissant. Costume Moritz Junge. Lighting Jennifer Tipton. Choreographer Fin Walker. Director David Greeves (martial arts). Director Leah Hausman (associate director).


Aida (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1367128147. Details of all Aida archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1857

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