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The real-fake story of Aida

Investigations on Verdi's opera

The real-fake story of Aida Investigations on Verdi's opera

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This documentary goes back on the premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, which aimed at reviving the historical past and the myths surrounding the civilization of Ancient Egypt.

The history of Aida's premiere, reveals the historical, political and cultural context of the time. The work was comissioned by the Egyptian Khedive Ismael Pacha to celebrate the inauguration of the Cairo Opera house, which ornated the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. The first performance of Aida was eventually given two years later due to Verdi's delay.

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Details

  • Directed by:
    • Louis Wallecan
  • Production date: 2007
  • Duration: 52 min
  • Production: © Bel Air Media
  • Available version(s): EN

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