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Claes Fellbom

Aida

Edition 1988
117' - 1987 - Music/Musical - Dialogue: Swedish
Director: Claes Fellbom Composer: Giuseppe Verdi With: Françoise Drapier, Niklas Ek
Aida is a slave at the Egyptian court. In fact, she is the daughter o the Nubian king, Amonasro, which, if it were known, would be her death. Aida is in love with Ramades, a newly appointed general in the battle against the Nubian forces who are invading the country. Pharaoh's daughter Amneris, Aida's owner, is also in love with Ramades. The young general wins the battle and returns in triumph with his prisoners, among whom is Aida's father. As a reward Pharaoh offers Ramades Amneris's hand in marriage ... Here begins Verdi's stupendous opera with the famous Nile scene and the gruesome trial. The story contains many interesting themes such as love between prisoner and aggressor, passion and lust for power, patriotism and treachery. It is about a stagnant society relying more on regulations than on progress, and in so doing dooms itself to downfall.

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Credits

Director

Claes Fellbom

Composer

Giuseppe Verdi

With

Françoise Drapier, Niklas Ek

Scenario

Claes Fellbom, Antonio Ghislanzoni

Director of Photography

Jörgen Persson

Editor

Claes Fellbom

Producer

Staffan Ryden

More information

Dialogue

Swedish

Countries of production

Sweden

Screenplay based on

"Aida" (Giuseppe Verdi)

Year

1987

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