TunisiaTourismTV - Extracts of the performance of Aida, one of Verdi’s most famous operas, in Carthage’s great Roman theatre on the 5th of July.
The exquisite voices of the Italian performers, the choreographies inspired by ancient Egypt and the renowned trumpets of the “Grand march” delighted a large audience. The same performance was delivered the week before at the Roman amphitheatre of El Jem, one of the most beautiful in the world.
The performance gathered the orchestra and the choruses of the Sicilian institution Luglio Musicale Trapanese, musicians from the Tunisian Symphony Orchestra and the new Tunis Opera Orchestra, as well as Tunisian dancers.
Settings, costumes and scenography were also made in Tunisia.
The opera, ordered by the Pasha of Egypt for the inauguration of the Suez Canal in 1871, takes place in ancient Egypt. It tells the tragic fate of the general Radamès and the Ethiopian slave Aida, victims of war, jealousy and the hard law of the priests.
See also: “Opera in Tunis”