Aïda, the timeless opera by Giuseppe Verdi, will be performed this year by more than 100 artists, in an impressive staging and pharaonic sets.
Composed in 1871 at the Khedival Opera in Cairo, the story takes us to Egypt, in the time of the Pharaohs. The King of Ethiopia, Amonasro threatens to attack Thebes and the Nile Valley. The young Egyptian captain Radames is in love with a pretty Ethiopian slave, Aïda, but he doesn’t know that she is Amonasro's daughter.
For her part, Amneris, Pharaoh's daughter, is in love with Radames. Between jealousy, passion, war and betrayal, Aïda stages the torments of human passions, under the sky of ancient Egypt.