Production: Nicolas Joël
Stage design and costumes: Carlo Tommasi
Choreography: Jan Stripling
Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida was commissioned not for the opening of the Suez Canal, as is frequently supposed, but for the opera house in Cairo, where the piece was premièred on 24 December 1871. Prior to that, the composer had undertaken an extensive study of Egyptian culture; Verdi was extremely concerned with authenticity in this opera.
The famous love story with a tragic ending tells the tale of the Egyptian slave Aida and the army captain Radames. It has been performed more than a thousand time at the House on the Ring and is being revived in a production that dates back to 1984. (Source Wiener Staatsoper)
Tickets can be ordered immediatly on the Internet: www.wiener-staatsoper.at
Advance ticket sales start two month before the performance date (e.g. on 1st September for 1st November, on 30th September for 30th November. Tickets for performances between 1st and 30th September will be sold from 1st to 30th May and for 1st to 31st October from 1st to 30th June)
- via Internet: www.staatsoper.at, www.culturall.com
- for credit card holders: Tel: +43 1 513 1 513, Mon. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- box office sales: Bundestheater ticket office (1., Operngasse 2), Burgtheater (1., Universitätsring 2), Volksoper (9., Währinger Strasse 78): Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., Sun. and holidays: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Standing room tickets are sold starting 80 minutes before curtain time at the standing room box office (entrance Operngasse) only.