The Cairo Opera Troupe, under the supervision of artistic director, Eman Mostafa, is inaugurating its new season with the world show Opera Aida by the Italian composer Verdi.
The show will be held with the participation of the Cairo Opera Ballet Troupe under the supervision of Armenia Kamel and accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra, led by the Italian Maestro David Crescenzi, and the Cairo Opera Choir, trained and led by Anastasiya Shytsko, directed by Hisham al-Tali, for four nights, starting at eight in the evening on Tuesday 27 September until 30 of the same month at the Fountain Theater.
Written by the great Giuseppe Verdi, Aida Opera is a four-act-opera which follows the story of two star-crossed-lovers: Radames, a soon-to-be Egyptian army commander, and Aida, the Ethiopian slave of Princess Amneris, the King’s daughter.
To complicate matters, as operas usually do, Princess Amneris is also in love with Radames.
The story escalates when Aida turns out to be the daughter of the Ethiopian king, who then fights Radames in battle. Their love is tested as Aida is forced to choose between her love for Radames and her sense of duty.
Khedive Ismail had commissioned the Italian musician Verdi to write the Opera Aida, which was shown during the opening ceremony of the Suez Canal in 1869. The opera premiered in Cairo in 1871 to a handful of distinguished members of society. It then went on to play in La Scala, Milan, Italy.