AIDA by Giuseppe Verdi at Lauderdale House
Aida, an Ethiopian princess, has been enslaved by the Egyptians. When she falls in love with Radames, Captain of the Egyptian Guard, she must choose between her heart and loyalty to her homeland.
A transcendent love story is set against a backdrop of brutal warfare in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. The opera is based on a scenario written by the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette and had its premiere at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo in 1871. Aida has become one of the most popular operas in the repertory, with its combination of glorious music and a gripping story.
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