She must choose between her heart and her homeland in Verdi's epic love story
- Your once-in-a-decade chance to see this spectacular opera
- A lavish new production with designs by LA street artist RETNA
- Hear some of opera's most famous music, including the bold, brassy "Triumphal March"
"Powerhouse voices and a plush production."
An opera this grand only comes around once a decade. Verdi's Aida returns to our stage in a lavish new-to-LA production featuring a full chorus, orchestra, ballet, and stunning designs from iconic LA artist RETNA.
Latonia Moore and Russell Thomas star as secret lovers from rival kingdoms in this timeless romance, directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by James Conlon. With some of the most famous music in all of opera and a gorgeous take on ancient Egypt, this lavish spectacle is the one you've been waiting for.
Featuring projected English translations above the stage
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Live Pre-Performance Lectures Return - on 2nd floor, 1 Hour before the performance
Maestro James Conlon’s popular pre-show lecture will return to being presented live, one hour before the performance time in Stern Grand Hall (2nd Floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion). There will be limited seating in Stern Grand Hall, and masks will be required to be worn at all times while inside the venue. For those who prefer to remain outside, the audio of the lecture will be broadcast on the outdoor balcony of the 2nd floor, or you may also watch a pre-recorded version of the lecture on your phone. Look for details on signs throughout the plaza.
Read the synopsis
Running time: approximately three hours and 10 minutes, including one intermission
Performed in Italian with English subtitles
Click here to read James Conlon's program note.
Click here to read the digital program.
Production made possible with generous support from The Emanuel Treitel Senior Citizen Fund, Alfred and Claude Mann Fund, Marilyn Ziering and the National Endowment for the Arts
Additional support from the Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation and The Armenian Consortium
Special gifts for Aida from LA Opera Patrons
A co-production of Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera and Minnesota Opera
Important COVID-19 Audience Policy Update:
LA Opera has adopted a temporary vaccination-only policy in addition to requiring masks. These guidelines will be in effect beginning September 1, 2021 and will end as soon as they are deemed no longer necessary. Please click here to review all protocols.
New Breathe Easy Section
Pending availability, LA Opera has made some seats available in certain sections where the seat next to you and your party could be blocked off. Seats in our Breathe Easy Section are extremely limited and available only by calling the Box Office at 213.972.8001