Giuseppe Verdi is a master of musical drama. The tragedy is inherent in his operas: they have a fatal love or love triangle, a curse and revenge, moral choice and betrayal, vivid feelings and almost indispensable death of one or even several heroes in the finale. The composer adhered to the tradition established in the Italian opera – to rely on the singing voice in opera action. Often opera parties were created specifically for specific performers, and then they began to live their own lives, going beyond the theater. Such are many arias from Verdi’s operas, which were included in the repertoire of outstanding singers as independent musical numbers. Here is some of them.
“RITORNA VINCITOR!” (“GO BETWEEN VICTORY TO US …”) – AIDA ARIA FROM “AIDA” OPERA When Verdi was asked to write an opera for the opening of the Suez Canal, he first refused, but then changed his mind and literally a few months later appeared “Aida” – a sad story-tale about the love of the Egyptian military leader Radames and the slave Aida, daughter of the king of Ethiopia, hostile to Egypt. Continue reading