ROH Live: Aida (12A)

Love and duty collide and nations clash in Verdi's political drama, starring Elena Stikhina and Angel Blue and conducted by Antonio Pappano and Mark Elder.

Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the ambitious soldier Radames wrestles with his feelings for her. As they draw closer together, each must make an agonizing choice between their loyalty to home, and their love for each other.

In this new production, director Robert Carsen situates Verdi’s large–scale political drama within a contemporary world, framing its power struggles and toxic jealousies in the apparatus of a modern, totalitarian state.

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s glorious, monumental score.

  • Director: Robert Carsen
  • Starring: Elena Stikhina, Francesco Meli, Agnieszka Rehlis
  • Genre: Opera • Drama • Music
  • Running time: 1h 15m
  • BBFC guidance: 12A

Covid Safety


In line with the government guidance, we will be gradually returning to full capacity seating and social distancing may not be guaranteed. Whilst no longer a requirement, we strongly recommend that you continue to wear a face mask whilst moving around the cinema. We will continue to have an enhanced cleaning procedures in place and hand sanitizer will continue to be provided through-out the building.

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