Verdi’s “Aida” comes to the Syd­ney Opera House.

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OPERA AUS­TRALIA PRESENTS a spec­tac­u­lar new pro­duc­tion of Verdi’s “Aida”. Cel­e­brated Ital­ian di­rec­tor Davide Liver­more takes the helm in his Opera Aus­tralia de­but, whilst Gian­luca Falaschi has cre­ated cos­tumes for this brand-new show. The ro­tat­ing cast in­cludes the stun­ning so­prano Am­ber Wag­ner as Aida, paired with Elena Gabouri as Am­neris and Ric­cardo Massi as Radamès, while An­drea Bat­tis­toni con­ducts. Set in Egypt, “Aida” is a story of love and be­trayal. A re­bel­lion is brew­ing on Egypt’s bor­ders, and Egypt needs a hero to lead their army—radamès. Through vic­tory in bat­tle, he hopes to win the hand of the beau­ti­ful slave girl Aida, but Aida is torn be­tween her love for the Egyp­tian hero and her de­spair for the coun­try he must march against—her home­land.

From 18 July, Joan Suther­land The­atre, Syd­ney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point, Syd­ney. 9318 8200. opera.org.au

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