[Là ci darem la mano…? Latonia Moore (Aida) and Iano Tamar (Amneris) in Tatjana Gürbaca’s reading of Verdi’s “Aida”, Zurich 2014. – Photo Credit: Zurich Opera]
Amneris: Pace t’imploro, pace, pace…
Aida (stepping though the door): Requiem for Rhadamès?
Amneris: I just got to the “Rest in peace” part. And I was crying over you!
Aida: No need for that. Turns out that lareacrofting around Gizeh isn’t all that it’s made up to be. Very dusty.
Aida: I hear you.
Amneris: So, the tenor?
Aida: Slated for a revival in 3000 years: “The Mummy – Raise of the Tenor King”.
Amneris: So… can I interest you in a swanky cruise down to Luxor meanwhile?
Aida: I thought you’d never ask. I even have an aria for that. (hums “O patria mia”)
Amneris: speaking of singing, have you heard of that little riverside ditty by Mr. Délibes?
Aida: Sous le dôme épais…