Aida Prod Shot - Amphitheatre

Ellen Kent's Aida

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Edinburgh Playhouse
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Sat 11 Feb 2023
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Opera
This show has an interval
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
This show has an 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*

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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.

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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
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There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

Edinburgh Playhouse started life as a large, single screen cinema in 1929. In 1980, the building was sold again and reopened as a fully functional theatre. Since then, the Playhouse has been host to some of the world's biggest musicals, including Les Misérables and Mamma Mia.

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Edinburgh Playhouse

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Sat 11 Feb 2023
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
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Sat at 19:30
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