Aida The Musical – Written By Elton John and Lyrics by Tim RIce. The show is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s Italian-language opera of the same name, the libretto of which was written by Antonio Ghislanzoni. The musical originated from a children’s storybook version of Verdi’s opera written by the soprano Leontyne Price. The book featured illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon. In 1994 the book rights were acquired by the Walt Disney Company for a proposed animated feature film. However, Elton John chose not to pursue another animated project after The Lion King so Disney executives suggested a Broadway adaptation instead. Despite his opinion that “opera people can be very elitist”, John, along with Tim Rice, immediately signed on.
The story is that Egypt has enslaved Nubia and the prince, Radames, is engaged to the fashionable Amneris. However, when Aida, the princess of Nubia, comes to the palace as a slave, love turns everything upside down and leads everyone down paths they never could have imagined.
Aida the Musical Backing Tracks … Another Pyramid … A Step Too Far … Dance Of The Robe … Easy As Life … Elaborate Lives … Enchantment Passing Through …Every Story Is A Love Story … Fortune Favours The Brave … How I Know You … I Know The Truth … Like Father Like Son … My Strongest Suit … Not Me … Radames’ Letter … The Gods Love Nubia … The Past Is Another Land … Written In The Stars