Good News in History, December 24

Good News in History, December 24

150 years ago today, Verdi’s opera Aida premiered. Set in the Old Kingdom of Egypt, Aida was commissioned to celebrate the opening of the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo—and the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi got paid 150,000 francs for the master work. In the story, the Egyptians have captured and enslaved Aida, an Ethiopian princess. […]

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