October 12, 2022 6:45 pm
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Running time: Approximately 3 hours 25 minutes (including one interval)
Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the ambitious soldier Radames wrestles with his feelings for her. As they draw closer together, each must make an agonizing choice between their loyalty to home, and their love for each other.
In this new production, director Robert Carsen situates Verdi’s large-scale political drama within a contemporary world, framing its power struggles and toxic jealousies in the apparatus of a modern, totalitarian state. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s glorious, monumental score.
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Director: Robert Carsen
Set designer: Miriam Buether
Costume designer: Annemarie Woods
Video designer: Duncan McLean
Choreographer: Rebecca Howell
Conducted by: Antonio Pappano
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
A co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago
Please note: A restoration fund of £1.50 per ticket will be charged in addition to the ticket price, to assist with the cost of ongoing maintenance.