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October 2018

Giuseppe Verdi: 'Aida'£18.50, £17.50 for students, £14.50 for children5:55 pm - 9:30 pm The Byre TheatreSunday 7 October 2018

Event type: MusicAudience: All audiencesAcademic Schools and Departments: Music

Event Details

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production. Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. She and the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, have fallen in love, although the princess Amneris—mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili is an implacable rival for Radamès’s affections. Then, when Radamès goes into battle, he unwittingly captures Aida’s father as a prisoner of war and Aida and Radamès face impossible choices.

The Byre Theatre presents encore screenings in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. With heart-stopping music and spectacular set pieces, including the famous Triumphal March, Verdi’s towering masterpiece opens the new Live in HD season with a bang.

Admission: £18.50, £17.50 for students, £14.50 for children.

Presented by: The Byre Theatre.

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(Sunday) 5:55 pm - 9:30 pm

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