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Captured as a slave, Aida hears pleas from other Nubian slaves to intervene and help set them free. Her captor and ship’s captain, Radames, falls in love with Aida. His betrothed, Amneris, does not take this revelation well.

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Elton John’s ‘Aida’ Comes to Vienna

Vienna Youth Players, celebrating 20 years of performances, takes on a Broadway hit musical.

It took two knighted Brits, Elton John and Tim Rice, to create a contemporary musical production based on an Italian opera composed in the late 1800s, set in Egypt of the pharaohs, interpreted with rock music and dance. But John and Rice did, and “Aida” re-interpreted became a Broadway hit. Now, “Aida,” with its elaborate period and not-so-period costuming and modern music and dance is coming to Vienna, performed by the Vienna Youth Players.

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