Aida - Synopsis
Based on the legend that was turned into a Verdi opera, Aida tells the story of three star-crossed lovers - two African princesses and an Egyptian military captain - in what may best be described as a love "pyramid."
Aida, the princess of Nubia, is captured by a group of Egyptians led by Captain Radames and is enslaved. Aida is then given as a gift by Radames to his fiancee, the Egyptian princess, Amneris.
A plot by Radames' father to kill the Pharaoh and elevate his son into power through a marriage to the princess begins to unravel when Aida and Radames become lovers.
Being torn between their desires for personal affection and doing what's right for their peoples, Aida, Radames and Amneris go through a journey of duty, honor and ever-lasting love.
Aida is a rock opera in every sense of the term. Elton John spans musical genres, going from Pop to Caribbean sounds to contemporary love ballads.
And though the show is presented by Disney Theatrical Productions, make no mistake about it, the musical is Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. The music is quintessential Elton John; the lyrics by Tim Rice sophisticated and soulful.