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Aida Opera at Pyramids 2018

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Al Haram

Giza Governorate

Egypt

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The greatest opera ever!

In front of the only surviving world wonder of antiquity!

Experience AIDA - Aida performances against the backdrop of Egyptian history

On the 9th of March. 2018. Tickets for Opera and Travel package book now directly at https://www.aida-pyramiden.com

Aida performances against the backdrop of Egyptian history

Opera Aida at Pyramids 2018

The beginning

  • 150 years ago, in 1869, Ismail Pasha, Khedive of Egypt, commissioned Giuseppe Verdi to write an opera for a performance to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal.

  • The story of the opera was based on a true story found on papyrus and re-written by French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette.

  • Due to the Siege of Paris (1870-710) during the Franco- Prussian war, the scenery and costumes got stuck in the French capital and thus the premiere was delayed to December 24th, 1871, at Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House.

  • Today, the masterpiece holds a central place in the operatic canon, receiving performances every year around the world; at New York's Metropolitan Opera alone, Aida has been performed more than 1,100 times since 1886.

The story

  • Aida is one of the oldest true love stories in human history.

  • It deals with the capturing and enslaving of the Nubian princess Aida by Egyptians. In the course of the story, Egyptian military commander Radamès struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the Pharaoh. To complicate the story further, the Pharaoh's daughter Amneris is in love with Radamès, even though he does not reciprocate her feelings. The drama unfolds...

ACT I

In ancient Egypt, at the royal palace in Memphis, Ramfis, Egypt’s high priest informs Radames, the warrior that Ethiopia is plotting another attack against Egypt. Radames hopes to be the leader of the army where he can achieve victory and rescue Aida, his Ethiopian lover. Aida is imprisoned and serves as slave to the Egyptian Princess, Amneris, daughter of the King who happens to be in love with Radames. A messenger informs the King of Egypt that the Ethiopians have already made their way into Thebes and names Radames the leader of the army. Left alone, Aida torn between her love for Radamès and her loyalty to her native country, where her father, Amonasro, is king.

ACT II

After the defeat of Ethiopia, Amneris waits for the victorious return of Radames. As Aida approaches the Princess, she attempts to confirm her suspicions of Aida and Radames by telling her that Radames has died during the battle. Aida’s reactions leaves no doubt that she loves Radamès. Amneris, certain she will be victorious over her rival, leaves for the triumphal procession. At the city gates the king and Amneris observe the celebrations and crown Radamès. Captured Ethiopians are led in. Among them is Amonasro, Aida’s father, who makes her promise to not reveal his identity as king. Radamès is impressed by Amonasro’s eloquent plea for mercy and asks for the death sentence on the prisoners to be overruled and for them to be freed. The king grants his request but keeps Amonasro in custody. The king declares Radames as his successor and future husband of Princess Amneris.

ACT III

On the eve of Amneris’s wedding, Ramfis and Amneris enter a temple on the banks of the Nile to pray. Aida, who is waiting for Radamès, is lost in thoughts of her homeland. Amonasro suddenly appears. Invoking Aida’s sense of duty, he makes her agree to find out from Radamès which route the Egyptian army will take to invade Ethiopia. Amonasro hides as Radamès arrives and assures Aida of his love. They dream about their future life together, and Radamès agrees to run away with her. Aida asks him about his army’s route, and just as he reveals the secret, Amonasro emerges from his hiding place. When he realizes that Amonasro is the Ethiopian king, Radamès is horrified by what he has done. While Aida and Amonasro try to calm him, Ramfis and Amneris step out of the temple. Father and daughter are able to escape, but Radamès surrenders to the priests.

ACT IV

Radamès awaits trial as a traitor, believing Aida to be dead. Even after he learns that she has survived, he rejects an offer by Amneris to save him if he renounces Aida. When he is brought before the priests, he refuses to answer their accusations and is condemned to be buried alive. Amneris begs for mercy, but the judges will not change their verdict.

Aida has hidden in the vault to share Radamès’s fate. They express their love for the last time while Amneris, in the temple above, prays for Radamès’s soul.

Notes on the opera performance

The auditorium will accommodate 3,000 guests, and there will be four categories of tickets. The prizes will vary between 105 Euro (Bronze Class), 193,6 Euro (Silver Class), 286 Euro (Gold Class) and 484 Euro (Diamond Class), the transfer from the Mena House Hotel to the Pyramids of Giza is included.

The Diamond Class also includes special VIP lounges with their own selection of snacks and drinks.

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