About the event

Music by Giuseppe Verdi sung in Italian with English surtitles. 

Russian State Opera return to New Theatre Royal Portsmouth with the timeless and emotional opera, Aida – a gripping love story that will keep you on the edge of your seats until the very end.

Featuring an impressive cast accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians, this brand-new production guarantees to delight you with sumptuous sets and splendid new costumes.

Verdi brings ancient Egypt on stage with an evolving love story at the backdrop of war. The princess of Ethiopia (Aida) falls in love with the Egyptian General (Radames) and he is also besotted by her. Radames is chosen to lead the war with Ethiopia by the king and Aida is left to choose between her lover or her father and her country.

A deeply moving opera overflowing with emotion and containing moments of despair and uncertainty. Aida is an unforgettable, inspiring experience.

‘A boon to the opera in regional theatres.’ The Stage