Dates

3 December - 28 December

Location

Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main hall

Running time

3:10

Tickets

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Aida

Love in times of war

With this production of Aida, one of Verdi’s best-loved works returns to Dutch National Opera after twenty years, with a star-studded cast and a world-renowned director. An opera in which two lovers are torn between their love for each other and their love for their family and country.

Love in times of war

With this production of Aida, one of Verdi’s best-loved works returns to Dutch National Opera after twenty years, with a star-studded cast and a world-renowned director. An opera in which two lovers are torn between their love for each other and their love for their family and country.

May we love who we love?

In a world full of political and religious conflict, love blossoms between Aida and Radamès, which leaves them with an impossible choice. Choosing for one another means betraying their country, religion and family – and yet they do just that: they opt for love.

Creatives

Two fantastic female leads
Two phenomenal singers return to Dutch National Opera in the roles of Aida and her rival Amneris: the Russian soprano Elena Stikhina brought audiences to tears with her performance of the title role in Madama Butterfly (2019), a role that earned her the Prix d’Amis from the Friends of DNO. The Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili wowed Dutch National Opera as Marfa in Chovansjtsjina (2016) and as Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana (2019).

Dmitri Tcherniakov – the ideal director for Aida
The idiosynchratic Russian stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov returns to Dutch National Opera for this new production. He previously delivered impressive stagings of  Rimski-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitesj (2012) and Borodins Prince Igor (2017). His amazing ability to interweave intimate scenes with grand tableaus make him the ideal Aida director.

Musical director Andrea Battistoni
The energetic and passionate Italian conductor Andrea Battistoni, holds the musical reins. With the 2017 production of La bohème (2017) he proved himself a master in the repertoire of his homeland.

This production is sponsored by:

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