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VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From8th November 2007
To6th December 2007
What is currently on at London Coliseum (V376)


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:T311890461, opera or operetta:S1857, venue:V376
Current production:Work

Production details

New Production. Running time 3 hours

Special Performances

  • 27 Nov 07 Sign Interpreted


Corporate Sponsor skyARTS
Producer English National Opera
Producer Houston Grand Opera
Producer Norwegian National Opera
Conductor Edward Gerdner
Director Jo Davies
Design Zandra Rhodes
Design Adrian Linford (set design associate)
Choreographer Jonathan Lunn
Lighting Chris Davey
Translation Edmund Tracey
Performer Claire Rutter (Aida)
Performer Jane Dutton (Amneris)
Performer John Hudson (Radames)
Performer Iain Paterson (Amonasro)
Performer Brindley Sherratt (Ramfis)
Performer Gwynne Howell (The King)
Performer Sarah-Jane Davies (Priestess)
Performer Andrew Rees (Messenger)

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