Find a show or venue


Order by phone


Your independent guide to the best shows in New York

Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023


Ended 20 Apr 2017 after 5 months

The Met's Aida offers stunning singing and spectacle


Closed 20 Apr 2017


The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska once again, alternating with Latonia Moore and Krassimira Stoyanova. They share the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radames. Marco Berti, Jorge de Leon and Riccardo Massi share the role of Radames, with the proud Egyptian princess Amneris sung by Ekaterina Gubanova and Violeta Urmana.

What is Aida about?

A beautiful Ethiopian princess currently lives in the ancient city of Thebes as a slave to the Pharoah's daughter. She is secretly in love with the head of the guard Radames, however he is pursued by Amneris, the princess. Nobody knows Aida's true identity, which has kept her safe up to now, and her father in Ethiopia is making battle plans to take her back.

Amneris, suspecting that Aida is her love rival, draws in the naive girl with false friendliness in order to draw her secret out, after all, how could a man choose a slave over her, a princess? After Radames leads the Egyptians in defending their land, he succeeds in capturing the Ethiopian king (who is dressed as a common soldier), as well as thousands of others. Aida recognises her father, but their identities are still unknown to the Pharoah. However, Amneris is determined to win Radames, even if it means the cost of Aida's life, but ends up paying a far heavier price than she ever thought possible.

Additional Information


Opening night: 5 November 2016

Closing night: 20 April 2017


Suitable for age 12+

Run time

Three hours and 45 minutes, with two intermissions

Show times


And before you stop reading

Sung in Italian with English, German, Spanish and Italian Met Titles. Images used are from a previous production of Aida.

Metropolitan Opera: Aida Shop

What You Say

No comments yet, be the first to write a review.


Please note: The term Metropolitan Opera House and/or Metropolitan Opera: Aida as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Metropolitan Opera House and/or Metropolitan Opera: Aida and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Metropolitan Opera House and/or Metropolitan Opera: Aida and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.

What's on When

You might also like:

Keep up to date