Some like it Old-fashioned
Verdi's 'Aida' began the 2012 season
at Parma's Teatro Regio,
and GIUSEPPE PENNISI was there
Giuseppe Verdi's Aida is nearly as well known as Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Don Giovanni. It is common knowledge that the opera had been commissioned by the Khedive (ruler, or Viceroy) of Egypt -- an Albanian who had introduced Italian as the Court's language -- for the inauguration of the Cairo Opera House. According to original plans, the Opera House had to be inaugurated in parallel with the Suez Canal. As it happened...
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