Presented by Opera Australia
This is a story of 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.
It's “a captivating cinematic experience that fuses live performance and video” (Time Out).
“As magnificent, jaw-dropping, gasp-enticing and lavish a staging as you can imagine.” (The AU Review)
Lorenzo Passerini and Tahu Matheson conduct two magnificent casts. Sensational sopranos Leah Crocetto and Natalie Aroyan perform as the enslaved princess, Aida. Elena Gabouri reprises her critically acclaimed turn as Aida's rival, Amneris, sharing the role with Agnieszka Rehlis.
Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Diego Torre are powerful Radamès', the man loved by both women.
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Set below the famous white sails the Forecourt to the south and the Northern Broadwalk both offer patrons stunning harbour and city views and the backdrop for a once in a lifetime event. The Forecourt offers the largest capacity of any Opera House venue and has hosted a number of large-scale concerts including Florence and the Machine and Crowded House as well as welcoming international icons such as Oprah. The Forecourt has a standing capacity for up to 6000 general admission and the Northern Broadwalk has a standing capacity for up to 2400 general admission.
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