Thursday, October 4th: ‘Aida’: One Woman, Two Nations & Verdi’s Egyptomania

Salon Thursdays
The Dahesh Museum of Art (145 6th Ave., Manhattan)

Opera expert Fred Plotkin discusses the hidden meanings of the opera about a princess who struggles with whether a sense of duty to her nation should prevail over private desires. He will reveal Verdi’s Egyptian influences and the opera’s reception in Cairo.

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