from Act I of the Italian opera Aïda
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Antonio Ghislanzoni
, an officer in the Egyptian army
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor/heldentenor
Setting: A hall in the Palace of the Kings at Memphis.
Synopsis: Rumors of an impending war with Ethiopia have been circulating. Radamès has just been told by Ramfis that Isis has named a new, young man to command the Egyptian Army. Radamès wishes it were he so he could free Aida.