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Aida - The Bridgewater Hall 2019

Opera North: Aida

Annabel Arden director | Sir Richard Armstrong conductor | Joanna Parker set & costume designer

Tuesday 04 June 2019 7.30pm

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Event Timings

Main Entrance Doors: 5.00pm
Auditorium Doors: 7.00pm
Concert Start: 7.30pm
Interval: 8.45pm
Second Half: 9.05pm
Concert Finish: 10.05pm

All timings are approximate and are subject to change. 

Concert staging
Sung in Italian with English titles

Opera North: Aida

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Verdi Aida

Alexandra Zabala Aida | Alessandra Volpe Amneris | Rafael Volpe Radamès | Eric Greene Amonasro | Petri Lindroos Ramfis | Michael Druiett The King of Egypt | Warren Gillespie A Messenger | Lorna James Voice of the High Priestess

Torn between love and duty

Two countries are at war. Aida secretly loves an enemy general, Radamès, who returns her love. When Radamès is selected to lead a renewed assault against the enemy, Aida is forced to choose between betraying her country and betraying her heart.

Verdi reserved some of his finest arias for the doomed lovers such as ‘Celeste Aida’ and ‘O patria mia’. This new concert staging of Aida comprises an international cast and reunites the 2017 Turandot creative team with conductor Sir Richard Armstrong, director Annabel Arden and set and costume designer Joanna Parker.

“Unmissable… big emotions in turbo-charged voices.”
★★★★★ — The Times

“Undeniable force and veracity… It’s superbly sung, too.”
★★★★ — The Guardian

“Electrically exciting… Opera North’s chorus is on cracking form.”
★★★★ — The Telegraph

AIDA: Trailer

Travel & Dining

Travel & Parking

Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.

Eating & Drinking

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