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Opera in four acts (1871)
New production! Love and duty collide – and nations clash – in Verdi’s political drama. Princess Aida (outstanding soprano Elena Stikhina) has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the ambitious soldier Radames (Francesco Meli) 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.
Saturday 12th November
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Ludovic Tézier, Francesco Meli, Soloman Howard , Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, In Sung Sim, Elena Stikina, Agnieszka Rehlis
Italian, with English subtitles
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