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Aida: An Appreciation of the Verdi Opera

Sandra Schwartz

Presented at: Lyceum 1997

Date: Aug 09, 1997

Aida features one of Giuseppe Verdi's late- period masterpiece scores. The opera is a dramatic presentation ofthe conflict between passion and duty in the grandest of all grand opera traditions. It focuses on the love of two women for the same man, set against the constraints of church and state in ancient Egypt. The goal of this non-technical course is to enable the novice to enjoy a performance of this superb work. Students will hear selections and learn how Verdi's music dramatizes and enhances the plot.



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