20. The video clip below is from a performance of what musical masterwork?
Answer to Egypt Quiz #20
Aida. In 1871 Isma’il Pasha, Khedive of Egypt, commissioned renowned opera composer Giuseppe Verdi to create the work Aida for debut at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo. Set in ancient Egypt, it is a romantic tragedy revolving around an Egyptian general’s love for the enslaved Ethiopian princess, Aida.
The scenario for the opera was created by French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette.