New to Opera? AIDA is perfect for you first timers!

“A captivating cinematic experience that fuses live performance and video. ★★★★★”

Time Out

22 June – 13 August, Sydney Opera House

Opera Australia’s critically-acclaimed production of Aida is the perfect choice for first-timers.

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.

See the future of spectacular set design on stage and be immersed in this story of a love so strong it defies enemy lines.

This is a story of a 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 American soprano Leah Crocetto performs as the enslaved princess, Aida, before Elena Guseva takes over. Elena Gabouri reprises her critically acclaimed turn as Aida’s rival, Amneris, sharing the role with the stunning Agnieszka Rehlis.

Italian tenor Stefano La Colla performs as Radamès, the man they both love, sharing the role with Najmiddin Mavlyanov, making his Opera Australia debut.

VENUE
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney

LANGUAGE
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

RUNNING TIME
Approximately 2 hours & 50 minutes, including one interval.

PLEASE NOTE
This production contains partial nudity and a bright lighting effect during Act 3.


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