Aida

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CinemaLive and Opera Australia

Aida

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 29 August 2015

In Aida, Verdi masterfully pits the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards.

There could be no grander setting for such an opera than Sydney Harbour itself, awash with the light of the city and the Sydney Opera House silhouetted against the setting sun.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour has become a huge part of the cultural landscape, combining all of the things Sydney does best: world-class opera, champagne and fine dining, sunsets and spectacle on the harbour’s edge.

It’s a monumental undertaking, with a team of more than 700 people involved in the project before a single note is heard over the harbour.

Aida is the biggest opera they’ve ever performed on the opera stage. But amid all of the spectacle, the famous ‘Triumphal March’, battle scenes and ancient temples, there’s an emotional heart.

Long after the fireworks have faded from the sky and Amneris sings her quiet, concluding prayer, you’ll see the true mastery of this opera: it is at once an historic epic and an utterly relatable human tragedy.

Filmed live on Sydney Harbour and screened at Riverside. Performed in Italian with English translations.

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: CinemaLive

Dates & Times:
Saturday 29 August 1pm

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CinemaLive OperaAustralia

CONDUCTOR Brian Castles-Onion
DIRECTOR Gale Edwards
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Mark Thompson
LIGHTING DESIGNER Matt Scott
SOUND DESIGNER Tony David Cray
CHOREOGRAPHER Lucas Jervies
SITE DESIGNER Eamon D’Arcy
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 1 Andy Morton
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 2 Kate Gaul
AIDA Latonia Moore
RADAMÈS Walter Fraccaro
AMNERIS Milijana Nikolic
AMONASRO Michael Honeyman
RAMFIS David Parkin
THE KING Gennadi Dubinsky
HIGH PRIESTESS Eva Kong
MESSENGER Benjamin Rasheed

REVIEWS

“Aida is a work that begs for a large canvas and Edwards has filled it with here with gestures of swirling brilliance and boldness.” – Sydney Morning Herald

“The most spectacular harbourside production so far” – The Australian

ARTICLES

No longer in the wings, the High Priestess from Aida is bringing the wings with her for this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. – Sydney Morning Herald

“This is an event for Sydney, not just opera-goers. It’s got fireworks, bling, champagne, Kardashians! It’s open, it’s accessible, and you can have a drink while you watch it. It’s the best way to consume opera.” – Broadsheet

 

 

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