AIDA, 'the arena opera spectacle' is coming to the Sportpaleis in Antwerp on Saturday 17 February 2024. The impressive production gives Verdi's classic opera a new multi-sensory and modern dimension, tailored to the general public and without losing sight of the composer's vision.
AIDA- the arena opera spectacle is a German production touring Europe. The entire arena is taken in by an imposing set where Verdi's story comes to life. It is not just any opera, it is a spectacle of superlatives. From the moment you enter the arena, all the senses are stimulated: you hear the chirping of locusts, you feel the warm Egyptian wind and you smell the spices of North Africa, the desert sand and the sea.
Visitors are fully immersed in the spectacle with 250 actors, a 60-strong orchestra (Hanseatic Symphony Orchestra), a choir of 40 voices, 50 dancers, a local ballet troupe and 40 extras who will audition for the show in Antwerp. The imposing 12-metre-high temple, the lifelike elephant Ayana and the giant LED screen so everyone can watch everything perfectly are just some of AIDA's eye-catchers. The compelling story of war, love, betrayal, is enhanced by grand and modern technologies, beautiful choreography and gripping music.
It is AIDA XXL, made for everyone who loves music and spectacle. Not to be missed on Saturday 17 February in Sportpaleis! Ticket sales have started immediately!
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