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The Royal Opera House: Aida

Love and duty collide and nations clash in Verdis political drama, starring Elena Stikhina and conductedby Antonio Pappano.

Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, theambitious soldier Radames wrestles with his feelings for her. As they draw closer together, each must makeanagonizing choice between their loyalty to home, and their love for each other.

In this new production, director Robert Carsen situates Verdi’s largescale political drama within acontemporary world, framing its power struggles and toxic jealousies in the apparatus of a modern,totalitarian state.Royal Opera Music DirectorAntonio Pappanoconducts Verdi’s glorious, monumentalscore.

Live: Wednesday 12 October 2022, 6:45pm
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Running time:Approximately3hours25minutes (including one interval)
Dydd Mercher 12 Hyd 2022
18:45