PREMIERE

10th of July 2024

STARTS

8:15pm

VENUE

St. Margarethen Quarry


DURATION

ca. 2.5 hours (incl. intermission)

Synopsis

Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs - a secret, impossible love: the slave Aida and the military commander Radamès yearn to spend their lives together, and it is not only their unequal status that prevents them. The pharaoh’s passionate daughter Amneris also has eyes for the dapper captain and suspects her shy servant to be her rival. No one suspects that Aida is in fact the captured princess of Ethiopia. When the gods choose Radamès to command the decisive battle against the Ethiopians, Aida is plunged into an irresolvable conflict of conscience. This is compounded by Aida's father, King Amonasro, after he too is led into Egyptian captivity by the victorious Radamès. Aida sets out to use the love of both men to elicit from Radamès the secret military strategy against Ethiopia. For committing high treason, the once glorified commander is sentenced to death. Not even Amneris is able to mitigate the harsh sentence. Only in their last hour are the lovers truly united.

With 'Aida', Giuseppe Verdi fashioned a great opera about the immortality of love. Large and grandiose crowd scenes are contrasted with passionate, almost chamber-like episodes in which the longings and conflicts of the characters are beguilingly expressed by the music. Whether setting scenes of mystical incantation the temple, nocturnal encounters on the banks of the Nile, or dazzling triumphal set pieces, the old master of Italian opera strikes exactly the right, stirring note for every mood. With Aida's lyrical arias, Radamès' dreamy romance 'Holde Aida', or the opulent Triumphal March, Verdi added immortal melodies to the opera literature; and Aida's conflicts with her father and the pharaoh's daughter are brilliant musical-psychological depictions. More than almost any other opera, Verdi's masterpiece fits harmoniously into the rough, rocky landscape of Steinbruch St. Margarethen.


Dates

07-10-2024, 08:15 PM Tickets
07-11-2024, 08:30 PM Tickets
07-12-2024, 08:30 PM Tickets
07-13-2024, 08:30 PM Tickets
07-18-2024, 08:30 PM Tickets
07-19-2024, 08:30 PM Tickets
07-20-2024, 08:30 PM Tickets
07-21-2024, 08:30 PM Tickets
07-25-2024, 08:30 PM Tickets
07-26-2024, 08:30 PM Tickets
07-27-2024, 08:30 PM Tickets
07-28-2024, 08:30 PM Tickets
08-01-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-02-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-03-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-04-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-08-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-09-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-10-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-11-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-15-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-16-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-17-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-18-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-22-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-23-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-24-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets
08-25-2024, 08:00 PM Tickets

prices

Category Price
K1 138,00
K2 110,00
K3 89,00
K4 67,00
K5 49,00
K6 168,00
K7 152,00
K8 82,00

TICKETSERVICE

Eisenstadt Ticket Office

pan.event GmbH

T: +43 2682 65 0 65

F: +43 2682 65 0 65 888

Esterházyplatz 4

A-7000 Eisenstadt

E: tickets@panevent.at

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Leading team

Musical Director

Iván López-Reynoso

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Director

Thaddeus Strassberger

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Costumes

Giuseppe Palella

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Lighting Designer

Driscoll Otto

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Video

Media Apparat

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Live Action Director

Ran Arthur Braun

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Chorus

Walter Zeh

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Sound

Volker Werner

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Cast

Aida

Leah Crocetto

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Aida

Ekaterina Sannikova

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Aida

Leah Gordon

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Radames

Hovhannes Ayvazyan

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Radames

Jorge Puerta

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Radames

Mickheil Sheshaberidze

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Amneris

Raehann Bryce-Davis

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Amneris

Kseniia Nikolaieva

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Amneris

Sofija Petrović

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Amonasro

Leo An

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Amonasro

Zoltán Nagy

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Ramphis

Jongmin Park

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Ramphis

Insung Sim

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König

Artyom Wasnetsov

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König

Ivan Zinoviev

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Sacerdotessa

Melissa Purnell

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Messaggero

Xhoiden Dervishi

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Chor

Philharmonia Chor Wien

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Orchestra

Piedra Festivalorchestra

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Backstage Tours

For years, our visitors have been thrilled by the unforgettable stage

sets and the special effects at opera nights in St. Margarethen Quarry.

Come and peer over the set builders’ shoulders and get an idea of the

technology they use, and what goes on behind the scenes. Group

bookings and group price for 20+ people (tour guide can join for free),

max. 30 people.

Dates every performance (except premiere)

Time: July 7.15 pm und 7.45 pm

Time: August 6.45 pm und 7.15 pm

Duration: ca. 30 min

Price: € 7 per person

Meeting point: in front of the Festival shop at St. Margarethen Quarry

Language: available in English or Hungarian on request

Getting here

To Google routeplanner

Adress for your GPS navigation device: 7062 St Margarethen, Römersteinbruch 1

Coordinates: N 47.802029 | E 16.636369

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A2 towards Graz – at the junction Guntramsdorf turn onto the A3 towards Eisenstadt/Neusiedler See – exit at Eisenstadt Süd, then right onto the B52 towards St. Margarethen – at the next roundabout take the second exit and follow the road – at the end of St. Margarethen village, take the second exit at the roundabout – turn left at the green sign for the Festival venue.
A2 towards Vienna – at the junction Wiener Neustadt turn onto the S4 towards Eisenstadt/Mattersburg – at the junction Mattersburg turn onto the S31 towards Eisenstadt/Sopron – exit at Eisenstadt Süd, then right onto the B52 towards St. Margarethen – at the next roundabout take the second exit and follow the road – at the end of St. Margarethen village, take the second exit at the roundabout – turn left at the green sign for the Festival venue.
At the junction Steinhäusl turn onto the A21 towards Wien Süd/Graz – at the junction Vösendorf turn onto the A2 towards Eisenstadt/Graz – at the junction Guntramsdorf turn onto the A3 towards Eisenstadt/Neusiedler See – exit at Eisenstadt Süd, then right onto the B52 towards St. Margarethen – at the next roundabout take the second exit and follow the road – at the end of St. Margarethen village, take the second exit at the roundabout – turn left at the green sign for the Festival venue.