June 24, 26, July 1, 4, 8, 10, 16, 19 (matinee 2pm), 21, 24 at 7.30pm
New production, first ever by OHP
Opera in four acts
Sung in Italian with English surtitles Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni
With the City of London Sinfonia and the Opera Holland Park Chorus
The performance begins at 7.30pm with a 25 minute interval at 8.55pm. The second half will begin at 9.20pm and the performance will end at 10.25pm.
One of the great misunderstood operas of the 19th Century, Aida is more than an epic procession: the choruses, scale and the perception are countered by what is a deeply intimate final dénouement. The opera has its Kings, Princesses and High Priests but at the final reckoning, the frailty of individual human nature is the most powerful image we are left with. Verdi gave his masterwork some of the greatest choruses and arias of the era and it is rare for this opera to receive productions at houses in London.
Production supported by Opera Holland Park Friends Production Syndicate
Cast and Creatives
Robert Innes Hopkins
Dane Lam (8 & 10 July only)