Login submit Aida Giuseppe Verdi It is the grandest of the grand operas, with Verdi at the peak of his creative powers. Radames, the victorious Egyptian warrior, desires the hand of Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess. However, the King’s own daughter Amneris has designs on the conquering hero. The result is a bitter love triangle fueled by the strongest emotions — love and jealousy. This inspired tale of ancient Egypt, conflicting loyalties and forbidden passion is fueled by soaring arias, surging choruses and exhilarating orchestral music. From the seductive slave dances and the triumphal march to the power of ‘Celeste Aida’ and the hauntingly heart-rending finale, this music is some of the most memorable in all of opera.