PRESS23 November 2017
Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, 1 to 6 June 2018
A tale of star-crossed lovers, honour and betrayal, don’t miss the most highly anticipated and emotionally-charged production of 2018!
Step back in time to the magical kingdom of ancient Egypt from 1 to 6 June 2018 as the Singapore Lyric Opera proudly presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida – one of the most famous operas in the world – to Singapore.
Aida takes place in ancient Egypt. An Ethiopian princess, Aida, is captured in Egypt. She betrays her true identity and is now a slave to Amneris, the Egyptian King’s daughter. Aida and Radamès, an Egyptian general, are secretly in love but he is betrothed to Amneris. When Radamès leads an army against Ethiopia, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against her responsibility as the leader of her people. Will their love transcend the differences between their warring nations?
Aida is a four-act opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. Famed for its brilliant theatricality and with a score written for an Egyptian audience, theatregoers will be captivated by the soaring arias and rousing chorus numbers, the delightful dances, and the powerful performances. The compelling and raw emotions of Aida as she goes through her struggles and conflicts are one of the many highlights of the production as they reflect the composing genius of Verdi for portraying such heartfelt intimate emotions in a grand opera.
Commissioned by the Khedive of Egypt to celebrate the opening of the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo, Aida premiered on 24 December 1871. It has enthralled audiences around the globe for more than 140 years, making it one of the most famous operas of all time, and has been sung more than 1,100 times since 1886 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera alone.
Together with the alluring performances by the exceptional and outstanding international and local cast, it is an opera that is sure to delight the masses as well as the opera enthusiasts.
Details of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida
1, 2, 5, 6 June 2018 at 8pm
$48, $68, $108, $138, and $178
Available from 23 Nov 2017 at all SISTIC agents. Hotline: (65) 6348 5555. Website: www.sistic.com.sg
Early Bird Savings until 31 Jan 2018
From 1 Feb 2018 onwards
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