Opera Australia (OA) has announced the highly praised digital production of Aida will be live-streamed from Brisbane on December 11, starting at 7:00 pm AEST (8:00 pm for NSW, Vic, and Tas, 7:30 pm in SA, 6:30 pm in NT, 5:00 pm in WA). 

If you can’t make it for the live show, don’t worry – the performance will be available on-demand for two weeks after the broadcast.

Both the live stream and on-demand video are free to viewers in Australia and around the world. To access this fantastic opportunity, simply pre-register on the Opera Australia website for more information.

For those who crave the immersive experience of a full surround-sound, in-theatre setting, the live stream will be showcased at the Townsville Civic Theatre on December 11. In collaboration with Tourism and Events Queensland and Opera Queensland, this one-time event promises a memorable night. To secure your seat, visit the Opera Australia website, with a small booking fee required.

Hosting the stream will be Revival Director Shaun Rennie and Australian soprano Jane Ede. Special guests will make appearances before the show and during the interval, offering deeper insights into Verdi’s iconic Aida and the enchanting world of opera. 

The production has been a smash-hit since its premiere in 2018, playing to five-star reviews and ecstatic packed houses. Directed by Davide Livermore Aida features breathtaking choreography, striking costumes and stunning visual imagery.

The cast stars Australian-Armenian soprano Natalie Aroyan opposite OA favourite Diego Torre and sees the return of international guests, soprano Elena Gabouri and bass Alexander Vinogradov, who will both reprise their acclaimed roles from previous Aida seasons.

Italian Maestro Lorenzo Passerini will conduct, leading the Opera Australia Chorus, joined by members of the Opera Queensland Chorus and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Co-presented by OA and Opera Queensland, the Brisbane season of Aida has seen strong sales, with almost 90% of tickets already sold before opening night on 6 December at the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

  • When: 11 December 2023
  • Time: Pre-show begins at 7pm AEST (8pm in Sydney, Melbourne & Hobart, 7.30pm in Adelaide, 6.30pm in Darwin, 5pm in Perth) The stream will remain available to view on-demand following the performance, until 25 December.
  • Price: Free
  • Register for the live stream here