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Name of Object:

Théâtre de l'Opéra. "Aida". The banks of the Nile (act 3). Set by Jean-Louis Chéret

Location:

France

Holding Museum:

National Library of France

Date:

1880

Type of object:

Print (wood engraving)

Artists:

Engraver: Auguste Lepère; artists: Henry Scott, Jean-Louis Chéret

Provenance:

France

Description:

Commissioned by Isma'il Pasha for the inauguration of the Suez Canal, Verdi's opera Aida was performed for the first time in Cairo in 1871, with great success. It recreated life at the time of the pharaohs, with the details and the plot developed by the archaeologist Mariette. Aida was performed in Paris from 1876, with a grand and successful performance at the Opéra Garnier in 1880.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

ESTAMPES SCENES Aïda (7)

Citation of this web page:

 "Théâtre de l'Opéra. "Aida". The banks of the Nile (act 3). Set by Jean-Louis Chéret" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;fr;187;en&id=theatre

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 187