Russian State Opera presents classic Aida
Tonight, in what is likely to be one of the highlights of the cultural year, the Russian State Opera returns to the Corn Exchange with a timeless and emotional opera.
Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi, is an opera with breath-taking melodies.
This will be sung in the original Italian with English subtitles.
The opera will feature an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with over 30 musicians.
After its successful season of Madama Butterfly, Carmen and La Traviata last year, Russian State Opera returns with a brand-new production guaranteed to delight with its sumptuous sets and splendid new costumes.
The much-loved opera by Verdi brings the world of ancient Egypt on stage with an evolving love story at the backdrop of war.
The princess of Ethiopia (Aida) falls in love with the Egyptian General (Radames) and he is also besotted by her.
Radames is chosen to lead the war with Ethiopia by the king and Aida is left to choose between her lover or her father and her country.
Aida is a gripping love story that will keep you on the edge of your seats until the very end.
Arias such as ‘Se quel Guerrier io fossi!’ sung by Radames in the first act is one of the most famous of the operatic world.
The most powerful melody comes in the second part of the opera in the form of Triumphal March to highlight victory and triumph.
A deeply moving opera overflowing with emotion and containing moments of despair and uncertainty. Aida is an unforgettable, inspiring experience.