• November - December 2018
  • Dublin

Aida

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

“Orla Boylan… she is operating at full throttle‚ sailing above the stave and glorying in her power.” - The Telegraph

The enslaved princess. Her love for one of her oppressors. Her father ready to wage war. A dilemma both personal and political. All set during a large-scale conflict between Ethiopia and the Egypt of the Pharaohs. 

Aida is the grandest of grand operas, celebrated for its visual and vocal spectacle. At its heart it is also a story of moving private struggles. Aida, an Ethiopian princess enslaved in Egypt, is torn between her love for Radames, Captain of the Egyptian Guard, and loyalty to her father, Amonasro. Her solution leads to betrayal and death.

“Gwyn Hughes Jones as Radamès sings superbly, in an all-conquering voice, with enough honey in it for any love song.” - The Guardian
“Orla Boylan… soared with fiery intensity.” - The Spectator

IN ASSOCIATION WITH BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RTÉ CONCERT ORCHESTRA

aida_logos.png#asset:404

Cast & Creative Team

Cast

Aida Orla Boylan
Radames Gwyn Hughes Jones
Amneris Imelda Drumm
Amonasro Ivan Inverardi
Ramfis Manfred Hemm
King of Egypt Graeme Danby
High Priestess Rachel Goode
Messenger Conor Breen

Creatives

Conductor Fergus Sheil
Director Michael Barker-Caven
Set & Costume Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Choreographer Liz Roche