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Ensemble

Particularly Sumptuous

Verdi's 'Aida' at Arizona Opera,
reviewed by MARIA NOCKIN

 

Isma'il Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt, opened the Suez Canal in 1869. Verdi had been asked to write an 'ode', but had declined on the grounds that he did not write pieces for special occasions. He was then asked to write an opera and he again said, 'No'. Only when he realized that Charles Gounod or Richard Wagner were to be contacted, did he consider accepting...

Copyright © 8 March 2012 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

AIDA

ARIZONA OPERA

TUCSON

ARIZONA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ITALY

CAIRO

EGYPT

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