Renowned opera and ballet director Ellen Kent is bringing her opulent adaptation of Aida to Buxton Opera House on Thursday, October 10,at 7.30pm.
This brand new production brings the dusty pains and dramatic grandeur of ancient Egypt to the stage in Giuseppe Verdi’s classic tale of war, jealousy and revenge, alongside the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl Aida, and the Egyptian hero Radames.
With impressive sets and costumes, and a full orchestra, the traditional production is as stunning visually as it is musically.
The work features some of the greatest music Verdi left as his legacy to the world, with the much loved arias Celest Aida, Ritorna Vincitor and the great chorus piece Triumphal March.
To do justice to Verdi’s stunning music, Buxton Opera House welcomes the majestic Chisinau National Opera and National Philharmonic, accompanied with international guest soloists – an experience not to be missed, in this the bicentennial year of the composer’s birth.
Theatregoers can expect to see the stage literally light up as the classic Triumphal March incorporates an incredible pyrotechnic display with a magnificent ‘wall of fire’ (inspired by Vulcan, the Lord of Fire and his temple). Regal sets used in the show have been inspired by the Valley of the Kings and colourful costumes have been based on designs found in Egyptian tomb paintings.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles, tickets for Aida are £21-£36 and discounts are available. Call the box office on 0845 127 2190.