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Ellen Kent's Aida

Ellen Kent's Aida

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Edinburgh Playhouse
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Sat 11 Feb 2023
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Senbla presents Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent and the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv production, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra
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Edinburgh Playhouse

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Sat 11 Feb 2023
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
3 hours 13 minutes incl. interval
Sat at 19:30
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Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee, French soprano Olga Perrier and Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Natalia Matveeva*

Ellen Kent's Aida

Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.

Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish
- The Independent
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

In Aida, the splendour of Egypt is set against the grandeur of the Colosseum 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 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, 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 featuring a temple dance and cascades of glittering gold.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

*Cast subject to change.

Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
Edinburgh Waverley Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Ambassador Lounge - Pre-show & interval table service (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 10% off drinks

Although designed as a variety theatre, the Edinburgh Playhouse opened in 1929 as Scotland’s second largest cinema. It was hugely successful and remained so until the downturn in cinema attendance in the early 70s. When it closed in November 1973, the building was at risk of demolition, but following several years of public ‘save the Playhouse’ campaigns it was eventually saved. It reopened in 1980 as the fully functional theatre it was always intended to be. Since then, it has hosted some of the world's biggest music and stand-up comedy acts including, Elton John, The Who, Nick Cave, Kevin Bridges and Tim Minchin and international hit musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Matilda and Disney’s The Lion King. 

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Edinburgh Playhouse

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Sat 11 Feb 2023
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
3 hours 13 minutes incl. interval
Sat at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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