Giuseppe Verdi: AidaJonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovsky, Ludovic Tézier

160 min
Available from 23/02/2021 to 20/08/2021
Captain Radames is secretly in love with Aida, the Pharaoh’s daughter’s Ethiopian slave... At the Opéra Bastille, Verdi’s masterpiece is directed by Lotte de Beer and performed by an outstanding lyrical cast: Canadian soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, Uzbekistan-born mezzo-soprano Ksenia Dudnikova, German tenor Jonas Kaufmann and French baritone Ludovic Tézier.
At the royal palace in Memphis, the high priest Ramfis tells Captain Radames that the goddess Isis knows the name of the man who will lead Egyptian troops in the war against Ethiopia. Radames hopes that – if  he is chosen and if he wins – he will be given the hand of Aida, the Ethiopian slave of Amneris, the Pharaoh’s daughter. But Amneris is also in love with him...

A critical look
First performed at the Cairo Opera House in December 1871 to celebrate the inauguration of the Suez Canal, Aida is one of the most monumental operas in the Verdian repertoire. In this new production Dutch director Lotte de Beer intends “to take a critical look at European representations of subjugated peoples”. Performing alongside Canadian soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, the outstanding cast includes Uzbekistan-born mezzo-soprano Ksenia Dudnikova, German tenor Jonas Kaufmann and French baritone Ludovic Tézier.

  • Image :
    • Virginia Chihota
  • Director :
    • François-René Martin
  • Production :
    • Telmondis
    • Opéra national de Paris
    • Arte France
  • With :
    • Ludovic Tézier
    • Ksenia Dudnikova
    • Sondra Radvanovsky
    • Jonas Kaufmann
    • Dmitry Belosselskiy
    • Soloman Howard
    • Alessandro Liberatore
    • Gabriella Reyes
  • Composer :
    • Giuseppe Verdi
  • Director :
    • Lotte de Beer
  • Music director :
    • Michele Mariotti
  • Orchestra :
    • Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
  • Choir director :
    • José Luis Basso
  • Choir :
    • Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris
  • Libretto :
    • Antonio Ghislanzoni
  • Sets :
    • Christof Hetzer
  • Costumes :
    • Jorine van Beek
  • Lighting :
    • Alex Brok
  • Dramaturge :
    • Peter te Nuyl
  • Puppets :
    • Mervyn Millar
  • Presenter :
    • Saskia de Ville
  • Country :
    • France
  • Year :
    • 2021