It’s universally known that music is an expressive and artistic form of art. Through the language of music, one feels engaged by every moving lyric and tuneful melody. For centuries, emotions are “brainwashed” and sculpted in a form, depending on the message of the song. That’s precisely how we feel when we listen to the aesthetically beautiful and memorable musical performances of Opera Aida. If you’re a fan, then you’re in for a real treat, as Luxor is organising 2 performances of “Opera Aida” at the famed Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut on the 26th and 28th of October, under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture, in an attempt to promote tourism in the historical city, according to Egypt Today. The venue is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari on the west bank of the Nile, near the Valley of the Kings
Before we reveal the details of the highly anticipated show, let’s explain, for those who don’t know, what Opera Aida is. Well, Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, an Italian opera composer, to an Italian libretto, or text used in an opera, by Antonio Ghislanzoni, an Italian novelist. The story revolves around an Ethiopian princess, Aida, during the Old Kingdom of Egypt and its first premiere took place in Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House on 24 December 1871. Today, “The work holds a central place in the operatic canon, receiving performances every year around the world.” In New York’s Metropolitan Opera alone, Aida has been sung more than 1,100 times since 1886.
If you check the Opera Aida at Luxor 2019’s website, you can read the plot of the four acts in detail, learn about the Temple of Hatshepsut venue, look up biographies on all the cast members, including Korean performer, Sae Kyung Rim, who plays the role of Aida, as well take a quick glance at the promotional video that they have uploaded. Regarding prices, the cost of the tickets are as follows: Bronze (100 USD), Silver (200 USD), Gold (250 USD), Diamond (350 USD), and VIP (750 USD). The reservation process is fully explained on the site.
With a culturally diverse cast, including 150 Ukrainian musicians, German director, Mr. Micheal Sturm, and conductor, Ms. Oksana Lyniv, who will be the first female conductor, conducting Opera Aida in Egypt, according to Sylvia Tours, you do not want to miss this chance!!