Paris Opera at the Six n’étoiles “Aida”

Description

Created at the Cairo Opera House in 1871 to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal, Aida plunges us into the fantasy of a reconstructed antiquity.

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At the heart of the plot is an impossible choice between love and patriotic duty: a captive Ethiopian princess and an Egyptian soldier betray their people and defy a powerful rival, uniting to the death. Marked by the contrast between an over-the-top spectacle and the transition to a dramaturgy of intimacy, Verdi's score succeeds in distinguishing the inner drama of its protagonists from the imposing historical framework. The work brings together the themes dear to the composer: nostalgia for the lost homeland, deliverance through death, the opposition between a disappointing present and an idealised elsewhere, the weight of religious and political powers as regulating elements in a world conceived as a trap. For her debut at the Opéra national de Paris, Dutch director Lotte de Beer has chosen to take a critical look at the European representation of colonised peoples, encouraging us to rethink our relationship with the aesthetic productions of the past and present.

Languages spoken

  • French

Types

  • Cultural

Categories

  • Show
  • Opera

Service

Services

Animals are not accepted.

Prices

Extra cost: 19,90 € / 15 € for children under 16. Reservation strongly advised. 50,70 € for a choice of 3 performances.

Payment methods

Opening

Ouvert le 19/05/2022
  • Le JEUDI à partir de 19:30:00

Location

Paris Opera at the Six n’étoiles “Aida”

Route

Coordinates

Paris Opera at the Six n’étoiles “Aida”

Cinéma Six n'Etoiles
48 rue de la République
83140 Six-Fours-les-Plages