A night at the opera as Aida comes to the Towngate, Basildon

After its successful season of Madama Butterfly, Carmen and La Traviata last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the premiere of Aida, Opera.

The brand-new production guarantees to delight you with sumptuous sets and splendid new costumes.

Verdi brings ancient Egypt on stage with an evolving love story at the backdrop of war.

The princess of Ethiopia, Aida, falls in love with Egyptian General Radames and he is also besotted by her.

Radames is chosen to lead the war with Ethiopia by the king and Aida is left to choose between her lover or her father and her country.

Aida is a gripping love story that will keep you on the edge of your seats until the very end. Arias such as ‘Se quel Guerrier io fossi!’ sung by Radames in the first act is one of the most famous arias of the operatic world.

The most powerful melody comes in the second part of the Opera in the form of Triumphal March to highlight victory and triumph.

Aida arrives at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon on Saturday March 14. For tickets call the box office at: 01268 205300.

Mick Ferris

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