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