Aida at London Coliseum tickets
Aida at London Coliseum tickets

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About the show

Aida, the archetypal operatic love story, makes its spectacular entrance to the London Coliseum this September. The classic tale of love, duty, betrayal and war will be brought to dramatic life by director Phelim McDermott, with conducting by Keri-Lynn Wilson and ENO’s award winning chorus and orchestra. Coming to London 28 September – 2 December.

The iconic story follows Aida, the imprisoned daughter of an Ethiopian king, who finds her internal loyalties brutally questioned by her tender love affair with the Egyptian commander, Radamès. Radamès is charged to lead the attack on Ethiopia and similarly is forced to consider sacrificing his love on the altar of duty.

Aida is opera on the grandest scale, following all the spectacular and sublime tropes audiences expect from this beautiful and dramatic art form.

Following his most recent ENO production Akhnaten, Olivier Award-winning director Phelim McDermott leads this bold new performance. Keri-Lynn Wilson (The Girl of the Golden West) conducts Verdi’s heart thumping score which leaps between striking military set pieces to affectionate lyricism.

Aida sees two exciting ENO debuts from sopranos Latonia Moore and Morenike Fadayomi who will be sharing titular role. Popular ENO artist Gwyn Hughes Jones plays the conflicted commander Radamès. Mezzo-sopranos Michelle DeYoung and Dana Beth Miller split the role of Amneris, while Musa Ngqungwana makes his UK operatic debut as the conquered Ethiopian ruler Amonasro.

This powerful and emotive show is the benchmark for expansive operatic tales, a deeply moving and astonishing production not to be missed.

Recommended for

Opera fans and newcomers alike should not miss the chance to catch ENO's stunning progenitor of the form, which gives spectacular life to this dramatic, ancient love story.

Age Recommendations: No Children Under 5 years

Dates and times

Running time: 2 Hours and 50 Minutes
Opened: 28 Sep 2017
Booking from: 02 Dec 2017
Booking until: 02 Dec 2017

Location and map

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES

6 Reviews Add review

Beautiful singing and colourful production. I am not usually watching opera, but I really enjoyed the show and was engaged all the... More

veronicajabu 162 cm, 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Very good show, a bit too long but very good.

dadavila 171cm, 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes

sarahjennings 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Beautiful voices; very much enjoyed.

victoriagutierrez 168, 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Great opera, loved the dancing and sets. Sound wasn't great at times.

naomijameson 5'8", 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

dawnbsp 4ft 11, 347 reviews, 4 helpful votes