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'AIDA'

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Act I of Verdi's Opera
Libretto by A. Ghilanzori
Scene I: Hall in the King's Palace at Memphis
Scene II: Interior of the Temple of Vulcan
Cast
Conductor, Lawrance Collingwood
Producer, Clive Carey
Chorus Master, Geoffrey Corbett
From Sadler 's Wells Theatre
Aida is one of the most melodious and genial of Verdi's operas. It was commissioned by the Khedive of Egypt who wanted an opera of exceptional splendour to display the resources of his fine theatre at Cairo. Thus Verdi chose a subject that centred round Pharaoh's brilliant court, which was carried out by three collaborators.
In Act I Ramphis, High Priest of the Egyptians, tells Radames that it is decreed that he shall lead the army against the Ethiopians. Radames is deeply in love with Aida, daughter of the Ethiopian king, Amonasro, but now captive at the Egyptian Court. Amneris. the Egyptian Princess, also loves Radames, and finding him indifferent towards her, watches him and Aida. The rest of the act is concerned with the investiture and consecration of Radames as Commander.

Contributors

Unknown: A. Ghilanzori
Conductor: Lawrance Collingwood
Producer: Clive Carey
Chorus Master: Geoffrey Corbett
Chorus Master: From Sadler
Ramphis: Roderick Lloyd
Radames: John Wright
Amneris: Edith Coates
Aida: Molly De Gunst
King: Harry Brindle
Messenger: John Havard
Priestess: Rose Morris

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