Saturday, February 15, 2003

In 1871, the composer Giuseppe Verdi staged a savage war as a backdrop for a romantic story. He set his opera Aida in the glory days of the pharaohs. Aida premiered in Egypt to mark the unveiling of Cairo's opera house and the opening of the Suez Canal. Produced by Judith Kampfner.


Judith Kampfner

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