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Opera Queensland and Opera Australia presents

GIUSEPPE VERDI

AIDA

17 NOVEMBER – 4 DECEMBER 2020

LYRIC THEATRE, QPAC

Verdi’s monumental music makes this historic epic a perennial favourite.

Davide Livermore’s radiant production is a thrilling theatrical experience. From the famous Triumphal March to the intimate ending, every scene is spectacular. Opulent costumes and props reflect the splendour of Egypt at the height of its powers.

In this special Brisbane event, Francesco Lanzillotta conducts an exciting cast. Magnificent soprano Natalie Aroyan performs as the enslaved princess Aida. Elena Gabouri performs as her rival Amneris and Diego Torre as the man they both love, Radames. Baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat delighted audiences at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2015. He sings the commanding role of King Amonasro, the enslaved Ethiopian King. A huge chorus plus twenty dancers and actors add to the massed grandeur on stage.

“A captivating cinematic experience that fuses live performance and video” — Time Out

“As magnificent, jaw-dropping, gaspinducing and lavish a staging as you can imagine” — The AU Review

DATES & TICKETS

Tuesday 17 November, 7.30pm
Friday 20 November, 7.30pm
Wednesday 25 November, 7.30pm
Saturday 28 November, 12.30pm
Monday 30 November, 7.30pm
Wednesday 2 December, 7.30pm
Friday 4 December, 7.30pm

Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Tickets for Aida will be released for sale at 9.00am on Tuesday 2 July 2019. Alternatively, you can save up to 20% when you book your Opera Queensland 2020 subscription this August. To be notified about OQ’s 2020 Season launch the release of subscription packages, register your details below.

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CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor Francesco Lanzillotta
Revival Director Shane Placentino
Set Designer Giὸ Forma
Costume Designer Gianluca Falaschi
Lighting Designer John Rayment
Digital Content Designer D-Wok

CAST

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

Opera Queensland Chorus
Opera Australia Chorus
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Running time – Approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, including one interval. Sung in Italian with English and Simplified Chinese surtitles.

Opera Queensland and Opera Australia present Aida with presenting partners Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Queensland Symphony Orchestra and is supported by the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Marketing.

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