Aida: Music by Giuseppe Verdi, Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano

55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, New York 11746

Presented by Hofstra Professor James Kolb. Commissioned for the Cairo Opera House in Egypt, Aïda tells the story of a captive Ethiopian princess, Aïda, and her rivalry with Amneris, daughter of the King of Egypt. Constructed as a grand opera in the French style, Aïda contains passionate singing in arias, duets, and ensembles, a famous triumphal march and extensive dance sequences. Video excerpts will accompany this presentation. Registration begins September 2nd. Free