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Aida

 

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Verdi: Aida

The Story of Aida

Giuseppe Verdi composed Aida for a new opera house in Cairo, Egypt that opened around the time as the opening of the Suez Canal. Aida is the story of an Ethiopian princess being held captive by Egyptians. One of the Egyptian generals is desperately in love with her, and she's in love with him -- but so is the daughter of the Egyptian king.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. In what country does Aida take place?

Germany

Egypt

Israel

Iran

France


2.What is the name of the male star in Aida?

Radames

Amneris

King of Egypt

King of Ethiopia

Tutankhamen


3. Aida's father is the king of what country?

Ethiopia

Egypt

Germany

Italy

Syria


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