Author: Matthieu Deneuve
Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Chorus: Master Bruno Casoni
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Il Re – Roberto Tagliavini
Amneris – Anita Rachvelishvili
Aida – Saioa Hernández
Radamès – Francesco Meli Milan is not only the city of fashion, but the home of opera too.
The ‘La Scala’ is one of the most famous houses of opera in the
world; all the released shows are well directed with professional
performances and with an outstanding cast and genius musicians.
At the beginning of the season everyone waiting in curiosity and excitement
to see what will be on premiere. The Butler sincerely recommends
the amazing Giuseppe Verdi’s four-act opera, the Aida from the fall season’s
The Brief History of the Opera, Aida:
The Egyptian ruler, Ismail pasha ordered an opera from Verdi for the
opening of the new house of opera in Cairo. The script was written by
Antonio Ghislanzoni who was inspired by Auguste Mariette’s French archaeologist
novelette. This masterpiece is the most matured work in the
middle period of Verdi’s, where the best of his previous knowledge is
summed but it also leads towards his next period of progress. The usage
of ballet inserts, grand opera characteristics and arias are the infl uence
of the French opera. The exotic historical frame allows a wide range of
opportunities for the Costume and Set Design department.
According to the main line of the story, a deadly dangerous love-triangle
is presented, while many characters are carrying their patriotism as a
burden, and the lovers are defencelessly fl oating towards their destiny.