Long ago, in Ancient Egypt, a love story unfolds. Amneris, daughter of the King, loves Radam�s, and hopes they will marry. Radam�s, however, is in love with Amneris�s Ethiopian slave-girl, Aida, and she with him. Can Radam�s refuse Amneris, what is Aida�s desperate secret, and does she love Radam�s enough to betray her country?
For the first time in twenty five years, Opera Australia unveils a new production of one of the cornerstones of opera, directed by Graeme Murphy and conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong.
Verdi�s Aida has all the hallmarks of grand opera: an exotic setting, life and death twists of fate, extravagant theatrical set pieces and thundering choruses and spine-tingling arias. After his iconic production of Puccini�s Turandot Graeme Murphy returns to Opera Australia with a vision of Egypt which promises to match the splendour of Verdi�s music.
An Opera Conference co-production. Performed in Italian with subtitles.
Opera Theare, Sydney Opera House
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000
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