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Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma
Viale de Coubertin
Auditorium Parco della musica
Verdi: Aida
Friday 27 February 2015
Sala Santa Cecilia at 19.30
Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Banda Musicale della Polizia di Stato
Antonio Pappano direttore
Anja Harteros soprano - Aida
Jonas Kaufmann tenore - Radames
Ludovic Tézier baritono - Amonasro
Ekaterina Semenchuk mezzosoprano - Amneris
Erwin Schrott basso - Ramfis
Marco Spotti basso - Re
Paolo Fanale tenore - Messaggero
Donika Mataj soprano - Gran Sacerdotessa
Ciro Visco maestro del Coro
  • Verdi Aida     opera in forma di concerto

An international cast, and a unique opportunity for audiences to hear Sir Antonio Pappano, far from his Covent Garden, conduct the opera of operas, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. Although the Roman performance - to be recorded for Warner Classic - will be in concert form, the audience will only have to close its eyes to imagine the sumptuous atmosphere springing directly from the music. The story is a familiar one: in late 1869, after satisfying experiences outside of Italy (La forza del destino at the Imperial Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Macbeth and Don Carlos in Paris), a fully mature Verdi was searching desperately for a new subject in which to freely express his creative force. Offers came from all over, but none struck his fancy until he was contacted by archaeologist Auguste Mariette, then at the service of Isma'il Pasha, Khedive of Egypt. Through the Khedive's illustrious liaison, a proposal reached Verdi: an opera set in the Golden Age of the Pharaohs' power, to celebrate the inauguration of the Suez Canal and the new greatness of an Egyptian state thrust by this event onto the international stage. Cairo was shaped by Isma'il Pasha's ambitions to resemble Paris: the Opera House was inaugurated with Rigoletto, and Verdi topped the list of favourites to compose Egypt's first "national" opera. Verdi liked the proposal for a number of reasons - but above all for the total freedom afforded him by a subject unbound by literary and political references, in which he could express his own dramatic strength while overseeing both plot and music in total independence. And the drama is a complete one: a story of love, power, and death with no way out; Aida and her desperate love for Radamès; and the considerations of power and politics, to which all succumb in the end.

Act 1 and Act 2
interval
Act 3 and Act 4

 




Tickets
Platea A .................................  Euro 200
Platea B .................................  Euro 150
Galleria 1 .................................  Euro 120
Gallerie 4-5 .................................  Euro 100
Gallerie 7 .................................  Euro 80
Galleria 2 .................................  Euro 60
Gallerie 3-6 .................................  Euro 35

 

Tickets can also be purchased at:

Auditorium Parco della Musica Box Offices
Viale Pietro De Coubertin
Infoline: tel. 068082058

Box office at Via Vittoria 6 (close to Via del Corso, Roma)
Credit card or bancomat payments only - Opening: monday-friday from 11:00 until 19:00; Saturday from 11:00 until 14:00;

Advance phone sales by credit card:
Call Center TicketOne Tel. 892.101

External advance sales
Enabled TicketOne offices

 

 

 

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