The spectacular triumphal march from Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida" Teatro Alla
Scala Di Milano, conducted by Lorin Maazel..
Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a scenario written by French Egyptologist Auguste
Mariette. Aida was first performed at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo on
24 December 1871, conducted by Giovanni Bottesini.
Verdi (1813 - 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture - such as "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata and Triumphal March from Aida.
Opera is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text (called a libretto) and musical score.
Mariette (1821 - 1881) was a French scholar, archaeologist and Egyptologist, the founder of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Egyptology is a major field of archaeology, the study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, and art.