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17 November - 4 December 2020

Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Working with phenomenal new digital staging technology, director-choreographer Davide Livermore creates an extravagant theatrical experience of Verdi’s monumental opera Aida. Opulent costumes and sensational visual effects reveal the glorious splendour of Egypt as it’s never been seen before.

Can love conquer all? A country ravaged by armed conflict is on the verge of collapse. Aida, a young prisoner of war in love with Radames, the General of the opposing army, finds herself torn between warring parties. We watch as they attempt to fulfil their desire in a world that refuses to allow it.

This Opera Queensland and Opera Australia co-production comprises a stellar cast, including acclaimed soprano Natalie Aroyan in the title role, powerful tenor Diego Torre as Radames and internationally renowned mezzo Elena Gabouri as Amneris. Adding vocal power and lustre to the mighty score are the Opera Australia and Opera Queensland Choruses.

“As magnificent, jaw-dropping, gasp-inducing and lavish a staging as you can imagine” THE AU REVIEW


TUE 17 NOV 7.30PM
FRI 20 NOV 7.30PM*
WED 25 NOV 7.30PM*
SAT 28 NOV 12.30PM*/**
MON 30 NOV 7.30 PM*
WED 2 DEC 7.30PM
FRI 4 DEC 7.30PM

Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Tickets from $55

Presented by Opera Queensland and Opera Australia.

Sung in Italian with English and simplified Chinese surtitles. Approximately 2 hours 50 min including one interval. *Complimentary pre-performance talks available. **Audio descriptions available.


Conductor Francesco Lanzillota
Director and Choreographer Davide Livermore
Revival Director Shane Placentino
Set Design Giò Forma
Costume Designer Gianluca Falaschi
Digital Content Designer D-Wok
Lighting Designer John Rayment


Aida Natalie Aroyan
Amneris Elena Gabouri
Radames Diego Torre
Amonasro Amartuvshin Enkhbat
Ramfis Roberto Scandiuzzi
The King Conal Coad
Messenger Dean Bassett

Opera Australia Chorus and Opera Queensland Chorus
Queensland Symphony Ring Cycle Orchestra


Aida Costumes - Ballerine
Aida Costumes - Ballerine

Aida Costumes - Guardia
Aida Costumes - Guardia

Aida Costumes - Amneris
Aida Costumes - Amneris

Costume designs by Gianluca Falaschi.


AIDA Production Images by Prudence Upton 1
AIDA Production Images by Prudence Upton 1

AIDA Production Images by Prudence Upton 4
AIDA Production Images by Prudence Upton 4

AIDA Production Images by Prudence Upton 5
AIDA Production Images by Prudence Upton 5

Production images by © Prudence Upton.

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