"This is a detailed account of the creation and production of the opera Aida as revealed in he letters and documents of the composer Guiseppe Verdi and his associates. Aida was given its European premiere at La Scala in 1872, and the correspondence concerning its extends from 1868 to 1891. The letters and documents record a drama set against a background of politics and backstage intrigues, revolving around Verdi with five other major personalities as principal actors: August Mariette, Camielle Du Locle, Antonio Ghislanzoni, Paul Draneht, and Giulio Ricordi."
Subjects: Performing Arts
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