Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee, French soprano Olga Perrier and Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Natalia Matveeva*
Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.
In Aida, the splendour of Egypt is set against the grandeur of the Colosseum of Rome with Ellen Kent’s direction influenced by the ancient Greek dramas of Euripides and symbolising the powerful religious hold of the priests of Egypt.
This tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames, is brought to life in a production set against one of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote with the well-known arias Celeste Aida, Ritorna Vincitor and the classic Triumphal March featuring a temple dance, cascades of glittering gold and amazing fire performers.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
*Cast subject to change.
Ellen Kent's Aida at Opera House Manchester
Ellen Kent's Aida is at Opera House Manchester on Saturday 28th January, 2023.
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