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Ellen Kent's Aida

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Princess Theatre, Torquay
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Wed 12 Apr 2023
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Senbla presents Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent Production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra
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Princess Theatre, Torquay

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Wed 12 Apr 2023
Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 5EZ
Wed at 19:30
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Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee.*

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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 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 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, cascades of glittering gold and amazing fire performers.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

*Cast subject to change.

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Princess Theatre, Torquay

Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 5EZ
Torquay Station
The Box Office only opens on a day when there is a show in the venue, 90 minutes prior to performances.
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The Princess Theatre first opened its doors on Wednesday 7 June 1961. Top of the bill on the opening night were the late, great Tommy Cooper and the legendary Morecombe & Wise.  In 1963 The Beatles appeared live on stage singing the then newly released single “She Loves You” causing some hysteria in the town! 

The Princess Theatre is South Devon’s largest theatre with a seating capacity of 1,491.  Big musical productions that have thrilled our audiences include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Chicago, Starlight Express, Rocky Horror, Cats, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Icons of the stage and screen Sir Roger Moore, Elaine Page, Joan Collins and the beloved Joan Rivers, have also graced our stage. Comedians Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr and Dawn French have performed here too and chart toppers Mumford & Sons, Jamie Cullum and Ronan Keating have included the theatre on their UK tours.

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Princess Theatre, Torquay

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Wed 12 Apr 2023
Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 5EZ
Wed at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: