G. Verdi: AIDA, opera

Ivo Lipanović, conductor
Dražen Siriščević, director
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Members of SAF Military Band Choir and Police Orchestra
HNK Split and Maribor Opera Choir

Opening of the 67th Ljubljana Festival
2. July 2019
21.30
Congress Square
39, 29, 19 €

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Križanke Summer Theatre

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Verdi’s Aida is one of the best known and most frequently performed operas not only of Verdi’s oeuvre, but in the entire history of opera. Staged countless times since its premiere in 1871, it has become a staple of the repertoire of opera houses around the world. The opera is set in Egypt at the time of the pharaohs. At its centre is a typically Verdian love triangle. Egyptian guard captain Radamès is in love with the enslaved Ethiopian princess Aida, but Amneris, the daughter of the Egyptian king, also wishes to marry him. Radamès is thus torn between his love for Aida and his loyalty to his king, while Aida is torn between her deep feelings for Radamès and her love for her father, the king of Ethiopia. The popular opera is produced by the Ljubljana Festival and co-produced by the Slovenian Philharmonic, the Slovene National Theatre Maribor and the Croatian National Theatre Split. The opera and ballet companies of the latter two institutions regularly programme both contemporary musical and dramatic works and works from the national and international heritage of opera, drama and ballet.


Conductor: Ivo Lipanović

Director: Dražen Siriščević

Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

Fanfare: members of Police Orchestra

Choir HNK Split and Maribor Opera Choir 

Main roles:
King of Egypt: Leonardo Šarić
AMNERIS, Egyptian princess: Rossana Rinaldi
AIDA, Ethiopian slave: Susanna Branchini
RADAMES, Captain of the Guard: Walter Fraccaro
RAMFIS, High Priest: Ivica Čikeš
AMONASRO, King of Ethiopia, Aida’s father: Giorgio Surian
A messenger: Vinko Maroević
High Priestess: Antonija Teskera

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Important information

General

Audience members are politely reminded that mobile phones, watches and other technical devices emitting acoustic signals must be switched off during performances.

Audio and video recording and photography are prohibited at all Ljubljana Festival events.

Once purchased, tickets will not be refunded.

Tickets will not be refunded if an event is interrupted by a power failure or (in the case of outdoor events) adverse weather, or disrupted by noise or any other external factor.

If an event is cancelled you may exchange your tickets for tickets to any other Ljubljana Festival event or request a refund, which must be collected within one month.

The Ljubljana Festival reserves the right to change the programme, performers, venues and scheduled start times.

Ljubljana Festival tickets are exempt from VAT (Point 13 of Article 42 of the Value Added Tax Act in conjunction with Article 69 of the Rules on implementation of the Value Added Tax Act).

Križanke Summer Theatre

The roof of the Križanke Summer Theatre was damaged by late snowfall in 2016. As a result, seating in the venue is currently exposed to the elements. Seats in rows 9A, 14 and 15, seats in the balconies and seats located by statues and towers have a restricted view of the stage.