Aida

More info on Aida

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist:

Antonio Ghislanzoni

Premiere:

24 December 1871, Cairo (Opera House)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Aida Synopsis

Libretto:

Aida Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera Aida

Aida (pronounced ) sometimes spelled Aïda, is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a scenario written by French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette. Aida was first performed at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on 24 December 1871, conducted by Giovanni Bottesini.
Isma'il Pasha, Khedive of Egypt, commissioned Verdi to write the opera for performance in January 1871, paying him 150,000 francs, but the premiere was delayed because of the Franco-Prussian War. One scholar has argued that the scenario was written by Temistocle Solera and not by Auguste Mariette. Metastasio's libretto Nitteti (1756) was a major source of the plot. Contrary to popular belief, the opera was not written to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, nor that of the Khedivial Opera House (which opened with Verdi's Rigoletto) in the same year. (Verdi had been asked to compose an ode for the opening of the Canal, but declined on the grounds that he did not write "occasional pieces".)
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Roles in Aida

Aida Soprano
The King of Egypt Bass
Amneris Mezzo-Soprano
Radames Tenor
Amonasro Baritone
Ramfis Bass
A messenger Tenor
Sacerdotessa Soprano

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All scenes from Aida

Arias from Aida
Duets from Aida

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1OvertureAidaVerdi1.01instrumentaln/aItaliann/a
2Si corre voce che l'EtiopeAidaVerdi1.02recitativeB TItalianRamfis/Radames
3Se quel guerrier io fossiAidaVerdi1.03-1 recitativetenorItalianRadames
4Celeste AidasAidaVerdi1.03-2 ariatenorItalianRadames
5Quale insolita gioia nel tuo sguardoAidaVerdi1.04recitativeMz TItalianAmneris/Radames
6Dessa! ei si turba e qualeAidaVerdi1.05-1 ariamezzoItalianAmneris
7Vieni o diletta appressatiAidaVerdi1.05-2 recitativeMz S TItalianAmneris/Aida/Radames
8Ohimé di guerra fremèreAidaVerdi1.05-3recitativeMz S TItalianAmneris/Aida/Radames
9Alta cagion v'adunaAidaVerdi1.07ariabassItalianKing of Egypt
10Il sacro suolo dell Egitto e invasoAidaVerdi1.08-1 recitativetenorItalianA messenger/All cast
11Or di vulcano al tempioAidaVerdi1.08-2 ariabassItalianKing of Egypt
12Numi pieta del mio soffrirAidaVerdi1.08-3 ariasopranoItalianAida
13Su del Nilo al sacro lido 1AidaVerdi1.09recitativeB T BItalianRamfis/Radames/King of Egypt
14Ritorna vincitorAidaVerdi1.10-1 ariasopranoItalianAida
15I sacre nomi di padreAidaVerdi1.10-2 ariasopranoItalianAida
16Possente FthaAidaVerdi1.11ariabassItalianRamfis
17Sacred dance PriestessesAidaVerdi1.12duetS BItalianSacerdotessa/Ramfis
18Mortal diletto ai NumiAidaVerdi1.13ariabassItalianRamfis
19Nume custode e vindiceAidaVerdi1.14duetT BItalianRadames/Ramfis
20Chi mai fra glinni e i plaisiAidaVerdi2.01choirmezzoItalianAmneris/Slaves
21Dance of young moorish slavesAidaVerdi2.02instrumentaln/aItaliann/a
22Vieni sul crin ti piovanoAidaVerdi2.03-1 recitativemezzoItalianAmneris/Slaves
23Ah! vieni amor mio m'inebriaAidaVerdi2.03-2 mezzoItalianAmneris
24Silenzio Aida verso noi s'avanzeAidaVerdi2.04-1 ariamezzoItalianAmneris
25Fu la sorte dell'armi a tuoi funestaAidaVerdi2.04-2 duetS MzItalianAida/Amneris
26Pieta ti prenda del mio dolorAidaVerdi2.05recitativeS MzItalianAida/Amneris
27Su del Nilo al sacro lido 2AidaVerdi2.06-1 recitativeMz SItalianAmneris/Aida/Slaves
28Numi pieta del mio martisAidaVerdi2.06-2 ariasopranoItalianAida
29Gloria all'Egitto ad Iside 1AidaVerdi2.07choirn/aItalianThe People
30Marcia trionfaleAidaVerdi2.08-1 instrumentaln/aItaliann/a
31Ballet 2AidaVerdi2.08-2 instrumentaln/aItaliann/a
32Vieni o guerrier vindiceAidaVerdi2.09duet,choirB SItalianRamfis/Sacerdotessa/The People
33Salvator della patriaAidaVerdi2.10recitativeMz BItalianAmneris/King of Egypt
34Concedi in priaAidaVerdi2.11recitativeT B SItalianRadames/Ramfis/Sacerdotessa
35Che veggo..egli..mio padreAidaVerdi2.12recitativeS Br MzItalianAida/Amonasro/Amneris
36Suo padre anch io pugnaiAidaVerdi2.13-1 ariabaritoneItalianAmonasro
37Quest assisa chio vesta vi dicaAidaVerdi2.13-2 ariabaritoneItalianAmonasro
38Oggi noi siam percossi dal fatoAidaVerdi2.13-3 duet,choirS BrItalianAida/Amonasro/Slaves
39Ma tu Re tu signore possenteAidaVerdi2.14trioBr T SItalianAmonasro/Radames/Aida
40O Re pei sacri NumiAidaVerdi2.15recitativeB TItalianRamfis/Radames
41Gloria all Egitto ad Iside 2AidaVerdi2.16choir,ensembleallItalianThe People/Slaves/All cast
42Fa cor della tua patriaAidaVerdi2.17allItalian
43O tu che sei d'osirideAidaVerdi3.01choirn/aItalian
44Vieni d'isside al tempioAidaVerdi3.02recitativeMz BItalianAmneris/Ramfis
45Qui Radames verraAidaVerdi3.03-1 ariasopranoItalianAida
46O patria miaAidaVerdi3.03-2 ariasopranoItalianAida
47O cieli azzurriAidaVerdi3.04ariasopranoItalianAida
48Ciel! mio Padre!AidaVerdi3.05ariasopranoItalianAida
49Rivedro le foreste imbalsamateAidaVerdi3.06recitativeBr SItalianAmonasro/Aida
50In armi ora si desta il popol nostroAidaVerdi3.07-1 recitativeBr SItalianAmonasro/Aida
51Su dunque sorgeteAidaVerdi3.07-2 ariabaritoneItalianAmonasro
52Pieta pieta pietaAidaVerdi3.07-3 recitativeBr SItalianAmonasro/Aida
53Padre a costoro schivia non sonoAidaVerdi3.08recitativeS BrItalianAida/Amonasro
54Pur ti riveggo mia dolce AidaAidaVerdi3.09recitativeT SItalianRadames/Aida
55Nel fiero anelito di nuova guerraAidaVerdi3.10-1 ariatenorItalianRadames
56Ne d'Amneris paventiAidaVerdi3.10-2 ariasopranoItalianAida
57Fuggiam gli ardori inospitiAidaVerdi3.11-1 ariasopranoItalianAida
58Sovra una terra estraniaAidaVerdi3.11-2 ariatenorItalianRadames
59Aida tu non m'amiAidaVerdi3.12recitativeS TItalianAida/Radames
60Ah! no fuggiamoAidaVerdi3.13-1 ariatenorItalianRadames
61Nella terra avventurataAidaVerdi3.13-2 ariasopranoItalianAida
62Ma dimmiAidaVerdi3.14-1 recitativeS T BrItalianAida/Radames/Amonasro
63Le gole Di NapataAidaVerdi3.14-2 recitativeT BrItalianRadames/Amonasro
64Ah! no ti calma ascoltamiAidaVerdi3.15recitativeBr S TItalianAmonasro/Aida/Radames
65Traditor la mia rivalAidaVerdi3.16-1 recitativeS Br TItalianAida/Amonasro/Radames
66Muori.. arresta insanoAidaVerdi3.16-2 recitativeS Br TItalianAida/Amonasro/Radames
67L'aborrita rivale a me sfuggiaAidaVerdi4.01-1 ariamezzoItalianAmneris
68Io l'amo io l'amo sempreAidaVerdi4.01-2 ariamezzoItalianAmneris
69Gia i sacerdoti adunansiAidaVerdi4.01-3 ariamezzoItalianAmneris
70Di mie discolpe i giudiceAidaVerdi4.02duetMz TItalianAmneris/Radames
71Morire ah tu dei vivereAidaVerdi4.03ariamezzoItalianAmneris
72Per essa anchio la patriaAidaVerdi4.04recitativeT MzItalianRadames/Amneris
73Chi ti salva sciaguratoAidaVerdi4.05ariamezzoItalianAmneris
74E la morte un ben supremoAidaVerdi4.06duetMz TItalianAmneris/Radames
75Ohime!..morir mi sentoAidaVerdi4.07ariamezzoItalianAmneris
76Spirito del Nume sovra noi discendiAidaVerdi4.08duetB SItalianRamfis/Sacerdotessa
77Radames Radames Radames!AidaVerdi4.09recitativeB SItalianRamfis/Sacerdotessa
78A lui vivo la tombaAidaVerdi4.10-1 recitativeMz BItalianAmneris/Ramfis
79Sacerdoti compiste un delittoAidaVerdi4.10-2 ariamezzoItalianAmneris
80La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuseAidaVerdi4.11ariatenorItalianRadames
81Pressago il core della condannaAidaVerdi4.12ariasopranoItalianAida
82Morir! si pura e belloAidaVerdi4.13ariatenorItalianRadames
83Vedi di morte l'angeloAidaVerdi4.14ariasopranoItalianAida
84Immenso Ftha del mondoAidaVerdi4.15Mz BItalianAmneris/Ramfis
85O terra addio valle di piantiAidaVerdi4.16duetT SItalianRadames/Aida