World Premiere: Opera House, Cairo, 1871. This grandest of grand operas features an epic backdrop for what is in essence an intimate love story. Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Aida never loses sight of its three protagonists. Few operas have matched Aida in its exploration of the conflict of private emotion and public duty, and perhaps no other has remained to the present day so unanimously appreciated by audiences and critics alike. The performance of 'Aida' was transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City at The American University in Cairo. A live screening from New York city presenting met Opera Aida for the third time at Malak Gabr Theater as part of the liberal arts education aims. It reflects an important part of the Egyptian culture. Music lovers enjoyed every minute in the event. Credits: Speakers: Francis J. Ricciardone, President of the American University in Cairo (AUC) Robert Switzer, Associate Professor, Dean of HUSS John Baboukis, Professor and Director of the Music program

Met Opera Aida

Class Class 2019

Kamal Adham Center Production