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Ancient Egypt and the war with Ethiopia is the setting for Verdi's grandest opera. It is the story of the love between Rhadames, the Egyptian general and Aida, an Ethiopian slave, and the jealousy of Amneris, daughter of the king of Egypt. It was written in 1871 for a commission from the Khedive of Egypt to inaugurate the new opera house in Cairo. This Naxos introduction to the opera was written by Thomson Smillie and narrated by David Timson.
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Works DetailsSmillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Verdi's "Aida", narration with musical examples
- Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary