The opera Aida was composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, Camille du Locle, and August Mariette (Bey) It was first performed at Cairo Opera House in Cairo (Egypt) on 1871-12-24 and published by Ricordi. The opera is set in Egypt.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Aida, An Ethiopian slave (Soprano)
  • Amneris, The King of Egypt's daughter (Mezzosoprano)
  • Amonasro, King of Ethiopia, Aida's father (Baritone)
  • High Priestess (Soprano)
  • King of Egypt (Bass)
  • Messenger (Tenor)
  • Radamès, Captain of the Guards (Tenor)
  • Ramfis, High Priest (Bass)
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