Worth the wait: Aida returns with an all-star cast and sensational production
One of the grandest of all grand operas, Aida bursts the boundaries of the stage with extreme pageantry, outsized passions and thundering choruses. Verdi’s music boldly depicts the epic drama of nations at war, while capturing moments of exquisite intimacy for two lovers caught up in a romance they must conceal.
An "eye-catching and unforgettable" production by Francesca Zambello incorporates both Egyptian hieroglyphs and street art into a strikingly gorgeous world. Liudmyla Monastyrska (sensational in our 2017 Nabucco) returns as the beloved heroine Aida, a prisoner of war with an astonishing secret, with Ekaterina Semenchuk as her rival, a princess who holds all the cards in a dangerous game of hearts.
Tickets currently available when you buy as part of a 2020/21 package.
“Few productions have been as eye-catching and unforgettable as Zambello and RETNA’s.”
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Production new to Los Angeles
Performed in Italian with English subtitles
A co-production of Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera and Minnesota Opera
Running time approx: 3 hours, with one intermission