As part of our ongoing partnership with the Met Opera, we present four Summer encores over the next three months, beginning here with ‘Aida’.
Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production.
Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. She and the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, have fallen in love, although the princess Amneris - mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili - is an implacable rival for Radamès’ affections. Then, when Radamès goes into battle, he unwittingly captures Aida’s father as a prisoner of war. As Aida and Radamès face impossible choices between patriotism, passion, and paternal bonds, the stage is set for tragedy.
With heart-stopping music and spectacular set pieces, including the famous Triumphal March, Verdi’s towering masterpiece opens our Met matinees with a bang. (Recorded 6 Oct 2018). 180m approx inc 2 intervals.
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)