A royal love triangle and an epic historic war.

Sydney Opera House - Sidney - 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.

The first of Opera Australia’s 2021 Sydney winter productions was a revival of the 2018 production of “Aida” originally directed by Davide Livermore. The work opened on Tuesday, June 22 at the Joan Sutherland Theatre of the Sydney Opera House

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 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.


Set Designer Giò Forma
Director & Choreographer Davide Livermore
Costume Designer Gianluca Falaschi
Lighting Designer John Rayment
Digital Content Designer D-Wok

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