Thursday, 14 October 2010

Aria ideas?

What would be a good choice of arias for a seaborne singing competition with ports of call as follows: Istanbul/Turkey, Antalya/Turkey, Paphos/Cyprus, Tartus/Syria, Beirut/Lebanon, Port Said/Egypt, Hurghada/Egypt, and Aqaba/Jordan?

The obvious operas are Entführung, Otello and Aida ... Armida was from Damascus and she proved regular operatic fodder ... The ship travels through the Red Sea, so Mosè in Egitto is another apt piece. There must be lots of others.

1 comment:

  1. ... and Giulio Cesare and Anthony and Cleopatra, of course.