Aida

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The operatic tale of a society from long ago, ordered by ritual, obsessed with death, driven by war and power. How can the furtive love of prisoner and captor survive against such forces? Read More >

Verdi’s Aida returns to the Royal Opera stage in a new production with a world-class cast headed by Marcelo Álvarez as the warrior Radames and Micaela Carosi as the captured princess of the title.

Aida is set in a society from long ago, ordered by ritual, obsessed with death, driven by war and power. How can the furtive love of prisoner and captor survive against such forces?

The intensity and tragedy of Aida’s story inspired Verdi to some of his most haunting, powerful and famous music; from the seductive slave dances to the triumphal march, from the passion of Celeste Aida to the hauntingly heart-rending finale.

This new production of Aida is by internationally acclaimed director David McVicar, who has several of The Royal Opera’s most popular productions to his name.

Aida is sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 27/04/2010

Closing Night: 16/05/2010

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Micaela Carosi, Marcelo Álvarez, Luciana D'Intino, Marco Vratogna, Kwangchul Youn, Robert Lloyd, Elisabeth Meister, Ji-Min Park

Creative

Director - David McVicar

Producer - Royal Opera

Choreographer - Fin Walker

Conductor - Nicola Luisotti

Lighting Designer - Jennifer Tipton

Set Designer - Jean-Marc Puissant

Music By - Giuseppe Verdi

ABOUT Royal Opera House

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