Win tickets to Aida and Nabucco at the Empire!

24 January 2014 by Felicity

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Calling all fans of opera, theatre… and Egyptology! Aida and Nabucco, two of Verdi’s most loved operas, are coming to the Liverpool Empire in February – and we have a pair of tickets for each opera to give away!

Nabucco will be held on Friday 7 February and Aida will be held on Saturday 8 February, with both performances taking place at 7.30pm. Produced by Ellen Kent Productions, the shows feature the celebrated Chisinau National Opera and Philharmonic.

To be in with a chance of winning a set of tickets, simply answer the following question:

Which language are the operas sung in?

…and don’t worry, there will be English surtitles!

Send your answer, along with your name, telephone number and the name of the opera that you’d prefer to watch, to: by 5pm on Monday 3 February.

We’re particularly excited to hear that Aida will be performed as the inspiration behind the story links to the Egyptology collection in our very own World Museum!

Verdi was inspired by Meroe, Sudan – where Professor John Garstang conducted some of the first systematic excavations of the area. The prolific archeology professor, who taught at the University of Liverpool, excavated much of the collection that can be seen in our incredible Ancient Egypt gallery today.

To find out more about the performances, or to purchase tickets, head to

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