Verdi’s Aida To Hit Brisbane This December

'Aida' - Image © Keith Saunders
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Opera Australia and Opera Queensland will bring the highly acclaimed digital production of Verdi’s famous ‘Aida’ to Queensland Performing Arts Centre this December.

The production premiered here in 2018, and was the first production in the world to revolutionise opera with cutting-edge integrated digital technologies, bringing the art form into the 21st century. Ten towering LED screens glide around the stage and fill the set with emotive imagery, stunning landscapes, and rich symbolism.

Acclaimed Italian Director Davide Livermore heightens the drama further, with breathtaking choreography, visually striking costumes, and magnificent operatic performances.

The cast stars soprano Australian-Armenian Natalie Aroyan, opposite Opera Australia favourite Diego Torre, in the role of Radames. Plus, French-Russian Elena Gabouri will play the role of Amneris, while talented bass Alexander Vinogradov returns to reprise his Ramfis. Brisbane-born baritone Michael Honeyman will reprise his Amonasro, and bass singer Conal Coad will play the King.

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Image © Keith Saunders

Meanwhile, members of the Opera Queensland Chorus will join the Opera Australia Chorus to add impressive vocals to the drama and spectacle, while Italian Maestro Lorenzo Passerini conducts Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

‘Aida’ premiered in 1871 – when Guiseppe Verdi was well established as the leading composer of his day. It was a spectacle from the start, and its reputation has endured.

Tickets are on sale now.

‘Aida’ plays Queensland Performing Arts Centre 6-20 December.

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