Opera in four acts (1871)
Antonio Ghislanzoni nach einem Szenario von François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette
At the height of European imperialism and the beginning of African colonisation, »Aida« premiered in Cairo in December 1871. Noticeably, Verdi’s score reveals that his aim was not to set history to music. Rather, he criticizes an inhuman society. In his production of »Aida,« director Calixto Bieito focuses on the Kammerspiel-like passages of the opera as well as the conflict between the political events surrounding the piece at the time it was produced and the present day.
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