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Opera

Aida

Playing from 22 April to 27 May
MUSIC
Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto
Antonio Ghislanzoni
CONDUCTOR
Sian Edwards
Director
DRAMATURG
Katarina Aronsson
SET DESIGN, COSTUME & MASK
Video
Velourfilm
Language
Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles
Running time
The performance lasts about 3 hours, including interval

Verdi's AIDA - a TRIUMPH at the Royal Swedish Opera


Can love conquer all? A country ravaged by armed conflict, religious wars and power struggles is on the verge of collapse. Aida is a young prisoner of war who finds herself torn between two warring parties. Against all reason, she falls in love with Radamès. We watch the doomed, relentless love between two young people pitted against a chaotic world. Aida premiered in Cairo in 1871 and is one of Giuseppe Verdi’s all-time successes.

Michael Cavanagh’s intense new interpretation of the classic opera Aida, featuring Christina Nilsson, focuses on the inner turmoil that torments the heroic, but vulnerable characters. The premiere in 2018 was a major success. Svenska Dagbladet found it was »pure joy«, and Dagens Nyheter that it would be »hard to imagine a more dynamic and more vital Aida«. It was in this production that Christina Nilsson made her debut at the Royal Swedish Opera main stage to great acclaim. »This is a major breakthrough«, wrote SvD after the premiere.


Behind the scenes

FUN FACTS ABOUT AIDA

How did the French-Prussian war affect the first premiere of Aida ? How did the audiences receive the piece back then?

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Performance dates

Cast with reservation for changes
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Contributors

A Messenger
The High Priestess
Conductor
Sian Edwards

Royal Swedish Chorus
Royal Swedish Orchestra

Contributors

A Messenger
The High Priestess
Conductor
Sian Edwards

Royal Swedish Chorus
Royal Swedish Orchestra

Contributors

A Messenger
The High Priestess
Conductor
Sian Edwards

Royal Swedish Chorus
Royal Swedish Orchestra

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