Giuseppe Verdi

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.

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Music In This Episode

Aida: Prelude

Aida: Celesta Aida

Aida: Possente Ftha

Aida: Su! del Nilo

Aida: All'egito

Aida: O Patria Mia

Aida: Pur ti riveggo

Aida: Gia i sacerdoti

Aida: O terra addio