World Premiere: Opera House, Cairo, 1871. This grandest of grand operas features an epic backdrop for what is, in essence, an intimate love story. Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Aida never loses sight of its three protagonists. Few operas have matched Aida in its exploration of the conflict of private emotion and public duty, and perhaps no other has remained to the present day so unanimously appreciated by audiences and critics alike.
A performance of Aida will be transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City at The American University in Cairo on Saturday, October 6 at 6:30 pm. Book your ticket online for EGP 110.