50 years after its composition, Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” returns to Egypt, precisely to celebrate the work for which it was composed: the opening of the Suez Canal. The inauguration of the Canal took place in 1869. The work was designed by an Italian engineer, Luigi Negrelli, and for this reason Verdi composed this opera.
The “Aida” will be represented in Luxor after 22 years, from the time of the bloody terrorist attack carried out in the Egyptian archaeological site in 1997, and would bear witness to a newfound tranquility on the security side for tourism in Egypt. The Aida will be staged in the esplanade in front of the funerary temple of the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut, on the west bank of the Nile, near the Valley of the Kings