Friday, February 10, 2012

Aida At The Met!

Aida is an opera written by Guiseppe Verdi. Aida is about an Egyptian warrior named Radames. He falls in love with an Ethiopian slave named Aida. Unfortunately, Amneris, the king's daughter, wants to marry Radames. The king decides that Radames and Amneris must marry.

Then, more slaves are brought and one of them is the king of Ethiopia. He is also Aida's father. Her father tells her that she can help them escape if she tricks Radames. She does so but her father is killed and Radames is accused of treason.

Amneris meets with Radames and begs him to marry her and she will grant him his life. He refuses and says that he will die for Aida. He is buried alive but Aida sneaks into the tomb and they die together.

Radames: Marcelo Alvarez
Aida: Violetta Urmana
Amneris: Stephanie Blythe

Written By: Rubina H.

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