Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra
Starring Olga Perrier the international French Soprano as Aida and Liza Kadelnik the celebrated mezzo from the Romanian National Opera as Amneris... Read more >>
Running time: Approx 3 hours 13 mins
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra
FEATURING A MAGNIFICENT BLACK STALLION!
With a new spectacular interpretation of the classic opera ‘Aida’
Starring the French soprano Olga Perrier* and the International soprano Alyona Kistenyova* as Aida and Liza Kadelnik*, the celebrated mezzo-soprano from the Romanian National Opera, as Amneris.
Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns in Autumn 2016 to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.
In Aida, the splendour of Egypt is set against the grandeur of the Coliseum of Rome with Ellen Kent’s direction influenced by the ancient Greek dramas of Euripides and symbolising the powerful religious hold of the priests of Egypt. This is a tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames. Featuring a magnificent black stallion, Aida is brought to life in a production set against one of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote with the well-known arias “Celeste Aida”, “Ritorna Vincitor” and the classic “Triumphal March” including a temple dance, cascades of glittering gold and amazing fire performers
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
*Cast subject to change
“Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish”
“Bursting with colour, grandeur and wealth”
Edinburgh Evening News
“Aida has one of the most imposing sets you will see on an operatic stage”
Manchester Evening News
Running time: Approximately 3 hours 13 minutes including 2 intervals.
A booking fee of £3.90 will be added to each ticket.
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Our venue box office is located next to the Palace Theatre and is on street level with a low level counter. There are 4 wheelchair spaces at the Palace Theatre located on row R of the circle, with lift access from the foyer level. The rear circle is our easy access point and is recommended for patrons with any limited mobility. There is an accessible toilet on the circle level. The stalls is down 15 steps with no lift access and there are a minimum of 2 steps up into all toilets in the stalls.
We have a dual channel infra-red sound enhancement system in the auditorium. Using a headset or one worn around the neck you can boost the volume of the show. You can collect these from the theatre cloak room for £10.00 returnable deposit. We recommend that when booking seats that you avoid the rear stalls.
Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at the Palace Theatre and they can stay with you while you are in the Theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the Theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets and a seat next to the aisle will be reserved for you. Alternatively a member of staff will care for your dog during the performance. We can also provide drinking water for your dog.
There are disabled toilet facilities on the circle level of the theatre.
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Situated directly opposite the Palace Theatre is Oxford Road train station. Piccadilly train station is only 0.3 miles from the theatre.
The nearest tram stop is St Peters Square.
Coaches operate from the coach station at Manchester Central. This follows an extensive refurbishment of the site, formerly known as Chorlton Street Coach Station.
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Opera House Box Office is open on performance days only & will open 2 hours prior to the performance and will close 15 minutes after the performance starts.
Palace Theatre Box Office is open Monday - Saturday 12pm-6pm (on performance days closes 15 min after the performances starts). On Sundays the box office will open 2 hrs prior to the performance and close 15 minutes after the performance starts.