Genre Opera/Dance
First Performance 27/04/2010
Closing 16/05/2010
Running Time 3h

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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