Verdi: Aida

With Mariana Pentcheva, Susanna Branchini, Walter Fraccaro and Guanqun Yu


Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. Set in the Old Kingdom of Egypt, it was commissioned by Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House and had its première there on 24 December 1871. Today the work holds a central place in the operatic canon, receiving performances every year around the world.