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BUY TICKETS 5.55pm Saturday 6 October
OPERA broadcast LIVE from the Metropolitan Opera in New York
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. As Aida and Radamès face impossible choices between patriotism, passion, and paternal bonds, the stage is set for tragedy. 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.
Tickets: Full £20 Adult concessions £18 19-30 £16 18 & under £12.50
Running time: 3 hrs 35 mins (inc two intervals)
Doors open: 5.25pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.