Presented by Opera Australia & Opera Queensland
This is a story of love so strong it defies enemy lines. This is a story of a kingdom in triumph and a nation in chains. This is a story of betrayal.
Verdi’s monumental music makes this historic epic an enduring favourite. Davide Livermore’s radiant production is a thrilling theatrical experience.
Ten towering digital screens create ever-changing floor-to-ceiling set pieces. Immersive digital video design ranges from rich symbolism to vivid landscapes.
Opulent costumes and props reflect the splendour of Egypt at the height of its power. Together with dramatic video, the massed grandeur of the famous Triumphal March is a visual and musical feast.
Lorenzo Passerini and Tahu Matheson conduct two magnificent casts. Sensational sopranos Leah Crocetto and Natalie Aroyan perform as the enslaved princess, Aida. Elena Gabouri reprises her critically acclaimed turn as Aida’s rival, Amneris, sharing the role with Agnieszka Rehlis.
Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Diego Torre are powerful Radamès’, the man loved by both women.
★★★★★ “A captivating cinematic experience that fuses live performance and video” - Time Out
“As magnificent, jaw-dropping, gasp-enticing and lavish a staging as you can imagine.” - The AU Review
Conductor: Lorenzo Passerini
Director & Choreographer: Davide Livermore
Aida: Natalie Aroyan
Amneris: Elena Gabouri
Radamès: Diego Torre
Amonasro: Michael Honeyman
Ramfis: Alexander Vinogradov
The King: Conal Coad
High Priestess: Jennifer Black
Messenger: Dean Bassett
Opera Australia Chorus & Opera Queensland Chorus
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
2hrs 50min (inc interval)
December 6th, 2023
December 20th, 2023
Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Recommended Age: 15yrs+ This production contains partial nudity and a bright lighting effect during Act 3.
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