Opera North: Aida

Sir Richard Armstrong conductor
Annabel Arden director
Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North

Alexandra Zabala Aida
Alessandra Volpe Amneris
Rafael Rojas Radamès
Eric Greene Amonasro
Petri Lindroos Ramfis
Michael Druiett The King of Egypt
Warren Gillespie A messenger
Lorna James Voice of the High Priestess

Verdi Aida


Two countries are at war. Aida secretly loves an enemy general, Radamès, who returns her love. When Radamès is selected to lead a renewed assault against the enemy, Aida is forced to choose between betraying her country and betraying her heart. Verdi reserved some of his finest arias for the doomed lovers such as ‘Celeste Aida’ and ‘O patria mia’. This new concert staging of Aida comprises an international cast and reunites the 2017 Turandot creative team with conductor Sir Richard Armstrong, director Annabel Arden and set and costume designer Joanna Parker.

View Opera North’s plot summary here

Useful Information

Part of our RNS Presents series

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  • Gateshead Residents
  • Bar 5 for 18-30s
  • 17 and Under and Unemployed
  • Groups

Buses from Alnwick and Hexham