Verdi's timeless tale of love and betrayal
One of the greatest operas of all time is being performed in London at a scale not seen for decades. As part of the major European tour, AIDA comes to London for 3 performances only.
Over 250 performers including internationally renowned soloists are supported by the Hanseatic Symphony Orchestra, a 60-piece orchestra put together especially for AIDA to perform some of the most beautiful and uplifting music ever written.
A stunning set, lit with high tech digital images, a life-size puppetry elephant, and evocative scents combine to transport you to Ancient Egypt as the choreography flows through the audience unleashing a 692sqm material River Nile. Sung in Italian with English surtitles visible throughout the arena, this spectacular performance of Verdi’s opera combines the best of modern staging and operatic tradition.
This is an opera performance like no other, full of drama, spectacle and wonder.
So if you’ve never seen an opera before or AIDA is one of your favourites this is the experience you’ll be talking about for decades to come.
What is the story of AIDA?
AIDA is the tale of an Ethiopian princess kidnapped and enslaved to the Egyptian princess Amneris. Both are in love with the Egyptian General Radames, but Aida holds his heart.
When Egypt and Ethiopia go to war again, Radames leads his army to victory so he can be rewarded with the thing he desires most - freedom for Aida.
Aida’s father is captured and Aida is now torn between her love for Radames and her love for her father and homeland. Forced by her father to aid his escape, Aida tricks Radames into revealing military secrets and the General is tried as a traitor.
Amneris offers to save him if he will marry her but he refuses and is sentenced to entombment. Aida, choosing to be with him forever asks to share his fate and the lovers are reunited for all time.