ROH Opera – Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi (12A)

Sun 16th October 2022 at 2:00pm

This new production stars Elena Stikhina, Francesco Meli, and Agnieszka Rehlis

Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile the ambitious soldier Radames wrestles with his feelings for her. As they draw closer together, each must make an agonising choice between their loyalty to home, and their love for each other.

In his new production, director Robert Carsen situates Verdi’s large-scale political drama within a contemporary world, framing its power struggles and toxic jealousies in the apparatus of a modern, totalitarian state. Antonio Pappano and Mark Elder conduct Verdi’s glorious, monumental score. (3hr 25min)

Tickets on sale from 17th August from Quinns Bookshop, Three Crowns Yard, The High Street, Market Harborough, (not on Wednesdays): or via

If tickets are sold out online, they may still be available at Quinns