Capturing Aïda: Interdisclipinary Perspectives on Verdi’s Egyptian Opera

Aïda fever has reached Vancouver as we eagerly anticipate our visit to Vancouver Opera‘s production of “Aïda”! In conjunction with the School of Music at UBC, we are excited to announce a two-hour workshop exploring the music and setting of Aïda and its connections to ancient Egypt. Join us for a memorable evening.

Preliminary Program

6 to 6.15 p.m.

THOMAS SCHNEIDER (Professor of Egyptology and Near Eastern Studies, UBC)
Aïda, Auguste Mariette and the Discovery of Ancient Egypt and Nubia”

6.15 to 6.50 p.m.

DONALD M. REID (Professor Emeritus of History, Georgia State University)
“Dancing in the Imperial Shadow: Egypt in the Age of Khedive Ismail, the Suez Canal, and Aïda

6.50 to 7.25 p.m.

VERA MICZNIK (Associate Professor of Musicology, UBC)
“Verdi’s Egypt: How Orientalist is Aïda?”

7.25 to 8 p.m.

NATALIE ANDERSON (PhD student in Musicology, UBC)
“Stages of Aïda: Exploring New Directions in Recent Productions”




Gessler Hall
Room 116
School of Music at UBC
6361 Memorial Road
Vancouver, B.C.

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