Working with phenomenal new digital-staging technology, director-choreographer Davide Livermore creates an extravagant theatrical experience of Verdi’s monumental opera Aida.

Opera Australia and Opera Queensland will bring the famed Aida production to Queensland for the first time this December, with a series of seven performances held at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre from December 6–20. The jaw-dropping performance, dubbed ‘the future of opera’, is integrated with cutting-edge digital technologies to bring opera into the 21st century.

Audiences will be in awe as ten huge LED screens filled with spectacular imagery glide around the stage to create an immersive theatrical experience that is ideally suited to the sheer scale and magnificence of Verdi’s monumental opera.

Opulent costumes and sensational visual effects reveal the glorious splendour of Egypt as it’s never been seen before. Can love conquer all? A country ravaged by armed conflict is on the verge of collapse. Aida, a young prisoner of war in love with Radames, the General of the opposing army, finds herself torn between warring parties. We watch as they attempt to fulfil their desire in a world that refuses to allow it.

This Opera Queensland and Opera Australia co-production comprises a stellar cast, including acclaimed soprano Natalie Aroyan in the title role, powerful tenor Diego Torre as Radames and internationally renowned mezzo Elena Gabouri as Amneris. Adding vocal power and lustre to the mighty score are the Opera Australia and Opera Queensland Choruses.

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