London is set host the biggest opera production it’s seen this century, as a groundbreaking performance of AIDA by Verdi plays three performances at the OVO Arena Wembley in March 2024.
The arena will become the Capital’s home of opera on 23rd & 24th March, with a huge scale production featuring a cast of over 250 performing Verdi’s masterpiece.
Presented by FKP Scorpio, AIDA’s incredible story will be performed at an unparalleled scale, with the production featuring modern technology and staging mixed with the beauty and drama of operatic tradition.
The production will be a stunning spectacle which brings to life Verdi’s vision of Ancient Egypt through its use of digital projections, innovative staging, huge-scale puppetry, and choreography.
The scale of the production is unsurpassed with a 72 square metre screen, a life-size puppet elephant controlled by 6 highly trained puppeteers, 578 stunning costumes, surround sound, and a 692 square metre River Nile that flows into the audience.
A treat for all the senses, the venue is even infused with a perfume to give the imagined scent of the lotus blossoms, pine trees, spices, and the waters of the Nile.
Performed in Italian with subtitles, this magnificent production features the Hanseatic Symphony Orchestra, a 60-piece orchestra put together especially for AIDA who will support the cast of internationally renowned soloists including Nina Clausen, Sophia Maeno, Marvin Scott and VaShawn Savoy McIlwain.
The chorus and dancers will be joined by a local ballet school, and there will be an open casting call for extras, with details on this for Londoners who want the chance to join the cast on stage to be announced.
Venue Pre-Sale: 16th November, 10am
General Sale: 17th November, 10am
Verdi’s four act tragic opera AIDA tells the story of an Ethiopian princess (Aida) who was been kidnapped years before and taken to Egypt, there she falls in love with General Radames, who is also loved by the Egyptian princess, Amneris, who Aida serves.
When Radames is chosen to lead another war with Ethiopia the battle between Aida’s love for the General and her country come to the fore. Against the backdrop of impending conflict and embedded loyalty, emotions and allegiances are tested to breaking point leading to tragic consequences.