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Release date: 12 October 2022
Running time: 205 minutes
Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the ambitious soldier Radames 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.
Original title: ROH 2022 Live Opera : Aida
Cast: Francesco Meli, Ludovic Tézier, Elena Stikina, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus, In Sung Sim, Soloman Howard, Agnieszka Rehlis
Director: Robert Carsen
Age restrictions: 12A