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VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From22nd October 2008
To22nd November 2008
WhenOct 22,30,Nov 1,6,11,14,20,22 at 19:30. Oct 25,Nov 8 at 18:30
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:T938760377, opera or operetta:S1857, venue:V376
Current production:Work

Production details

Running time 3hrs


Corporate Sponsor skyARTS
Producer English National Opera
Producer Houston Grand Opera
Producer Norwegian National Opera
Conductor Gerard Korstein (Oct 22/25/30/Nov 8/11/14/20/22)
Conductor Leo Hussain (Nov 1/6)
Director Jo Davies
Design Zandra Rhodes
Design Adrian Linford (associate)
Lighting Bruno Poet
Choreographer Jonathan Lunn
Translation Edmund Tracey
Performer Claire Rutter (Aida)
Performer John Hudson (Radames)
Performer Iain Paterson (Amonasro)
Performer Matthew Best (Ramfis)
Performer Gwynne Howell (The King)
Performer Sarah-Jane Davies (High Priestess)

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