One of the world’s great love stories, Aida was composed by Giuseppe Verdi in 1870 for Cairo’s oldest opera house which was constructed in celebration of the opening of the Suez Canal. The masterfully written libretto transports you to the time of the Pharaohs, where all of humanity’s conflicting emotions erupt on stage: the quest for happiness, dashing betrayal, guilt, duty, freedom, and brilliance.
It’s impossible not to be moved by the tragic love between an enslaved Ethiopian princess and an Egyptian commander – especially as performed with full orchestra and chorus by Helikon Opera, the largest and one of the most internationally renowned opera theatres in Russia. They’ve more than 10 Golden Masks among other awards, and Artistic Director Dmitry Bertman is recognized as Russia’s top opera stage director.
Aesthetically rich, narratively tense and musically impeccable, the experience of Aida is as much a world wonder as the great pyramids of Egypt.
Accompanied by The Choir and the Orchestra of the Moscow Musical Theatre Helikon-Opera
Subtitles in English and Thai
Saturday 9 September 2023 at 7:00 PM
Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Centre