Aida opera arrives in Derbyshire

adia-temple-blueRenowned opera and ballet director Ellen Kent is bringing her opulent adaptation of Aida (the grandest of all operas) to Derbyshire in October.

This brand new production brings the dusty pains and dramatic grandeur of ancient Egypt to the stage in Verdi’s classic tale of war, jealousy and revenge, alongside the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl Aida, and the Egyptian hero Radames.

With opulent sets and costumes and a full orchestra, the traditional production is as stunning visually as it is musically.

The piece features some of the greatest music Verdi left as his legacy to the world, with the much loved arias Celest Aida, Ritorna Vincitor and the great chorus piece Triumphal March. To do justice to Verdi’s stunning music, Buxton Opera House welcomes the majestic Chisinau National Opera and National Philharmonic, accompanied with international guest soloists – an experience not to be missed!

Theatre goers can expect to see the stage literally light up as the classic Triumphal March incorporates an incredible pyrotechnic display with a magnificent ‘wall of fire’ (inspired by Vulcan, the Lord of Fire and his temple).

Regal sets used in the show have been inspired by the Valley of the Kings and colourful costumes have been based on designs found in Egyptian tomb paintings.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles the show is described as ‘Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish.’

The show can be seen at Buxton Opera House on Thursday 10 October at 7.30pm and at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on October 30. . For more information or to buy tickets call the Buxton box office on 0845 127 2190 or buy online at http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk and for the Assembly Rooms go to http://www.derbylive.co.uk