Radames is designated the commander in the war against the Ethiopians, yet he is in love with the Ethiopian slave Aida, who loves him in return. The opponent in this forbidden love is Amneris, the pharaoh’s daughter. Aida and Radames meet after the conquest of Ethiopia (triumphal march); Radames betrays a state secret and is arrested. Amneris would let him go if he returned her love. Radames refuses and is walled in alive. Suddenly, Aida is standing next to him...
Opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi
Running time 3 hours
Premiere 27 Feb 1998