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 scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Si corre voce che l'Etiope

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Radames
3Se quel guerrier io fossi

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
4Celeste Aida

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
5Quale insolita gioia nel tuo sguardo

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Radames
6Dessa! ei si turba e quale

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
7Vieni o diletta appressati

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Aida/Radames
8Ohimé di guerra fremère

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Aida/Radames
9Alta cagion v'aduna

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King of Egypt
10Il sacro suolo dell Egitto e invaso

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: A messenger
11Or di vulcano al tempio

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King of Egypt
12Numi pieta del mio soffrir

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
13Su del Nilo al sacro lido 1

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Radames/King of Egypt
14Ritorna vincitor

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
15I sacre nomi di padre

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
16Possente Ftha

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis
17Sacred dance Priestesses

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sacerdotessa/Ramfis
18Mortal diletto ai Numi

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis
19Nume custode e vindice

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames/Ramfis
20Chi mai fra glinni e i plaisi

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: choirVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
21Dance of young moorish slaves

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
22Vieni sul crin ti piovano

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
23Ah! vieni amor mio m'inebria

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-2

Type: Voice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
24Silenzio Aida verso noi s'avanze

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
25Fu la sorte dell'armi a tuoi funesta

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amneris
26Pieta ti prenda del mio dolor

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amneris
27Su del Nilo al sacro lido 2

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Aida
28Numi pieta del mio martis

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
29Gloria all'Egitto ad Iside 1

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
30Marcia trionfale

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08-1

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
31Ballet 2

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08-2

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
32Vieni o guerrier vindice

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: duet,choirVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Sacerdotessa
33Salvator della patria

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/King of Egypt
34Concedi in pria

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames/Ramfis/Sacerdotessa
35Che veggo..egli..mio padre

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro/Amneris
36Suo padre anch io pugnai

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.13-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro
37Quest assisa chio vesta vi dica

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.13-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro
38Oggi noi siam percossi dal fato

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.13-3

Type: duet,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro
39Ma tu Re tu signore possente

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.14

Type: trioVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Radames/Aida
40O Re pei sacri Numi

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Radames
41Gloria all Egitto ad Iside 2

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.16

Type: choir,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
42Fa cor della tua patria

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.17

Type: Voice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
43O tu che sei d'osiride

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
44Vieni d'isside al tempio

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Ramfis
45Qui Radames verra

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
46O patria mia

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
47O cieli azzurri

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
48Ciel! mio Padre!

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
49Rivedro le foreste imbalsamate

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Aida
50In armi ora si desta il popol nostro

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Aida
51Su dunque sorgete

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro
52Pieta pieta pieta

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Aida
53Padre a costoro schivia non sono

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro
54Pur ti riveggo mia dolce Aida

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames/Aida
55Nel fiero anelito di nuova guerra

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
56Ne d'Amneris paventi

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
57Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.11-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
58Sovra una terra estrania

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.11-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
59Aida tu non m'ami

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Radames
60Ah! no fuggiamo

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.13-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
61Nella terra avventurata

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.13-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
62Ma dimmi

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Radames/Amonasro
63Le gole Di Napata

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames/Amonasro
64Ah! no ti calma ascoltami

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Aida/Radames
65Traditor la mia rival

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.16-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro/Radames
66Muori.. arresta insano

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.16-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro/Radames
67L'aborrita rivale a me sfuggia

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
68Io l'amo io l'amo sempre

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
69Gia i sacerdoti adunansi

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
70Di mie discolpe i giudici

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Radames
71Morire ah tu dei vivere

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
72Per essa anchio la patria

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames/Amneris
73Chi ti salva sciagurato

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
74E la morte un ben supremo

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Radames
75Ohime!..morir mi sento

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
76Spirito del Nume sovra noi discendi

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.08

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Sacerdotessa
77Radames Radames Radames!

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Sacerdotessa
78A lui vivo la tomba

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Ramfis
79Sacerdoti compiste un delitto

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
80La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
81Pressago il core della condanna

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
82Morir! si pura e bello

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.13

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
83Vedi di morte l'angelo

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
84Immenso Ftha del mondo

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.15

Type: Voice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Ramfis
85O terra addio valle di pianti

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.16

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames/Aida