Date: 7:30 – 9:00 pm, 07-Nov-2014
Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2
Tonight we host a special lecture about Giuseppe Verdi’s famous opera, Aida. Set in ancient Egypt, the Egyptians have captured and enslaved Aida, an Ethiopian princess. An Egyptian military commander, Radamès, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the Pharaoh. To complicate the story further, the Pharaoh’s daughter Amneris is in love with Radamès, although he does not return her feelings. In this lecture, we will discuss the Egyptian themes of Aida and how Verdi was inspired to compose this piece.
About the speaker:
Professor Ken DeLong (University of Calgary’s Music Department). For more biographical information, Click Here.
Room EDC 287 in the Education Block at the University of Calgary.