Verdi ~ Aida

Venue: Hexagon Theatre (Directions)

Sun 9 Apr, 19:30
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Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra

VERDI AIDA
With a new spectacular interpretation of the classic opera ‘Aida’

Starring the French soprano Olga Perrier* and the International soprano Alyona Kistenyova* as Aida and Liza Kadelnik*, the celebrated mezzo-soprano from the Romanian National Opera, as Amneris

Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns to the UK in Spring 2017 with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new 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 Coliseum 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

“Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish” The Independent
“Bursting with colour, grandeur and wealth” Edinburgh Evening News
“Aida has one of the most imposing sets you will see on an operatic stage” Manchester Evening News
“Aida was thrillingly portrayed by the French soprano, Olga Perrier” Oxford Times Spring 2014
“Olga Perrier, the French soprano, who took the role of Aida was simply wonderful with a brilliant radiant voice and acting talent she gave the role all the intensity, vitality and passion that it needs.  What a discovery Ellen Kent has made!” Oxford Prospect Spring 2014
"Alyona Kistenyova had a beautiful pure strong voice - allied to a real emotional intensity, it shone to perfection in Vissi d’arte. (Tosca)" The Argus, Brighton 2016

Ticket information

£34.50, £31.50, £29.50
Concessions £2.00 off Groups £3.00 off

Verdi's AIDA

Verdi's AIDA

Venue info

Hexagon Theatre

Queens Walk
Reading
RG1 7UA
Sat Nav - RG1 7TQ

 

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Contact: 0118 960 6060

Box Office opening times:
Mon-Fri: 10.00-17.00 or until show time
Sat-Sun: Closed or 1 hour before show time