Who composed the opera Aida?

What is the story behind the opera Aida?

The story is a roller coaster of emotions told through Verdi’s powerful music. Aida is an Ethiopian princess held captive in Egypt, in love with a General, Radames, and he with her. When he is chosen to lead a war with Ethiopia, we follow the conflict of Aida’s love for both Radames and for her country.

Was there a real Aida?

Aida, though, is loosely fictional. Žbanić purchased the rights to Under the UN Flag, a memoir by Hasan Nuhanović, a UN translator who lost his mother, father and brother to the massacre. “Like Aida, Hasan had to translate to his family, ‘Now you have to leave the base.