The spectacular opera Aida returns to the stage of the New National Theatre, Tokyo to commemorate its 20th year. Set in ancient Egypt, the story depicts the devoted love between the military commander, Radamès, and Aida, the queen of Egypt’s enemy, Ethiopia. It is a tale of love, conflict, pride, envy and the bond between father and daughter. The opera is considered one of Verdi’s major works and includes numerous famous songs, such as “Marcia trionfale” (“Triumphal March”) and “Ritorna Vincitor” (“Return a Conqueror”). Franco Zeffirelli’s grand production was created in 1998 for the theatre’s opening performance and involves dynamic staging with over 300 singers, a chorus, ballet troupe and the supporting cast. This production is a must-see for everyone, whether an opera fan or not.
Performed in Italian with Japanese subtitles.
More info and tickets: www.nntt.jac.go.jp/english/productions/detail_009673.html