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    Aida Tickets

    Aida is the iconic operatic story of love and honour in a war torn world, brought to life this September at the London Coliseum by ENO’s incredible musical ensemble. With direction from the Olivier award winning Phelim McDermott and conduction by Keri-Lynn Wilson this archetypal production is set to astonish audiences once more.

    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.

    Performance dates:
    02 Dec 2017 - 02 Dec 2017
    Running time:
    2 Hours and 50 Minutes
    London Coliseum (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    No Children Under 5 years
    Audience Notes:
    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.

    Best Seats

    SeatPlan Recommends: For those seeking the best acoustics the stalls will be the perfect place to find a seat. However taking into account the production's impressive visual design, those want to fully admire the vast, beautiful scope of the performance will be very happy at the front of the dress circle.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    Beautiful singing and colourful production. I am not usually watching opera, but I really enjoyed... More

    veronicajabu 30 Nov 2017

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

    dadavila 31 Mar 2018
    sarahjennings 03 Dec 2017

    Beautiful voices; very much enjoyed.

    victoriagutierrez 16 Oct 2017

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

    naomijameson 30 Nov 2017
    dawnbsp Top 50 reviewer 04 Oct 2017
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