191207 CPS

Cambridge Philharmonic

Aida (Concert Performance)

Saturday 7th December 2019

7:30 pm

Although Verdi’s Aida might be considered the epitome of grand opera, with the spectacle of its triumphant Grand March set amongst the pyramids of Egypt, the plot is simple, devastating and uncompromisingly raw. It is a tale of love and war, of loyalty and deception, and of the sacrifices lovers sometimes have to make for each other.
Egypt and Ethiopia are at war. The Egyptian General Radamès secretly falls in love with the Ethiopian princess Aida, who is being held captive as a handmaiden to the Egyptian princess Amneris. But Amneris loves Radamès herself and she is growing suspicious. Suddenly the conflicts of battle are replaced with ever more complicated conflicts of the heart, with devastating consequences for all concerned.
A stunning cast is led by Linda Richardson, who sang Violetta in Cambridge Philharmonic’s La Traviata and who recently starred in the title role of Madama Butterfly for Welsh National Opera.

Verdi: Aida

Ticket & Booking Information
£15, £20, £25, £30
(Students and under-18s £10 on the door)
TicketSource 0333 666 3366

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