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A women as Aida, an Ethiopian princess.


19 June - 21 July 2023

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Opera Australia


A royal love triangle and an epic historic war. This production features floor-to-ceiling LED panels as an impressive, immersive set.

A captivating cinematic experience that fuses live performance and video.

Time Out

This is a story of betrayal

Verdi’s monumental music makes this historic epic an enduring favourite. Davide Livermore’s radiant production is a thrilling theatrical experience.

Ten towering digital screens create ever-changing floor-to-ceiling set pieces. Immersive digital video design ranges from rich symbolism to vivid landscapes.

Opulent costumes and props reflect the splendour of Egypt at the height of its power. Together with dramatic video, the massed grandeur of the famous Triumphal March is a visual and musical feast.

“As magnificent, jaw-dropping, gasp-enticing and lavish a staging as you can imagine.” (The AU Review)

Lorenzo Passerini and Tahu Matheson conduct two magnificent casts. Sensational sopranos Leah Crocetto and Natalie Aroyan perform as the enslaved princess, Aida. Elena Gabouri reprises her critically acclaimed turn as Aida’s rival, Amneris, sharing the role with Agnieszka Rehlis. Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Diego Torre are powerful Radamès’, the man loved by both women. 

Presented by Opera Australia

Artist Information

Conductor Lorenzo Passerini (Jun 19-Jul 6, Dec), Tahu Matheson (Jul 8-21)
Director & Choreographer Davide Livermore
Revival Director Shaun Rennie
Set Designer Giò Forma
Costume Designer Gianluca Falaschi
Lighting Designer John Rayment
Digital Content Designer D-Wok

Leah Crocetto (Jun 19-Jul 6), Natalie Aroyan (Jul 8-21)
Amneris Elena Gabouri (Jun 19-Jul 4), Agnieszka Rehlis (Jul 6-21)
Radamès Najmiddin Mavlyanov (Jun 19-Jul 6), Diego Torre (Jul 8-21)
Amonasro Warwick Fyfe (Jun 19-Jul 6), Michael Honeyman (Jul 8-21)
Ramfis Roberto Scandiuzzi 
The King David Parkin

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