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Aïda

Opéra Bastille - from 09 February to 27 March 2021

Sales open on 08 December 2020 at 12h00

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Aïda

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Opera Giuseppe Verdi

Sales open on 08 December 2020 at 12h00

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Opéra Bastille - from 09 February to 27 March 2021

3h05 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

About

In few words:

First performed at the Cairo Opera in 1871 to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal, Aida draws us into the fantasy of a reconstructed Antiquity. At the heart of the plot, an impossible choice between love and patriotic duty: A captive Ethiopian princess and an Egyptian soldier betray their people, defy a powerful rival and unite until death. Marked by the contrast between a theatrical extravaganza and the transition towards a more intimate, personal drama, Verdi’s score manages to distinguish the inner angst of its protagonists from the imposing historical setting. The work brings together several themes dear to the composer: nostalgia for a lost homeland, deliverance through death, the contrast between a dispiriting present and an idealized elsewhere, the stifling reach of religious and political power, the regulating factors in a world intentionally littered with pitfalls.

For her Paris Opera debut, Dutch director Lotte de Beer has chosen to cast a critical eye on the European portrayal of colonised peoples, encouraging us to rethink our relationship with aesthetic productions of the past and present.

  • Opening
  • First part 85 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 70 mn
  • End

Performances

Available in audiodescription

Advantages

Full

Available in audiodescription

Advantages

Full

Whether you’re a member of Arop or not, the friends of the Opera can reserve seats for you on all performance dates, including those not yet open for sale and those announced as sold out.

Audio clips

Aida(saison 15/16)- Acte 4

Aida (saison 15/16)- Acte 3

Aida (saison 15/16)- Acte 1

Partners

  • Exclusive Timepiece of the Paris Opera

  • Sponsor of Aida

Aïda will be video recorded with the support of the Fondation Orange, sponsors of the audiovisual broadcastings at the Paris Opera. With the help of Fra cinéma, this performance will be live-streaming from February 18th in France and Europe, in UGC movie theatres (at the occasion of the season Viva l’Opéra!), in the CGR and independent movie theatres, and worldwide at a later stage.

Media and technical partners

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