On October 23rd
, NCPA opera Aida
will be revived. Maestro Daniel Oren will take the baton, with sopranos HE Hui and SUN Xiuwei playing Aida. Hero Radames will be played by Carlo Ventre and Chinese tenor Warren Mok.
Aida tells a tragic love story intertwined with life and death, love and hatred.
In celebration of the inauguration of the Cairo Opera Theatre, Aida
, composed by Verdi with his outstanding talents, is forever remembered in the long history of opera. Premiered in 1871, it tells a tragic love story intertwined with life and death, love and hatred that takes place in Pharaonic times, which elicits insightful reflections on love, war and honour.
In the representative work created in his heyday, Verdi depicts the characters’ psychological contradictions, jealousy and melancholy with intense musical theatricality. His Grand March
and Gloria all’Egitto
are quite popular classical masterpieces, and arias such as Celeste Aida
and O Patria Mia are also beloved by audiences from all over the world.