AIDA by Leontyne--Adapt. Price
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Like last year's Fonteyn/Hyman Swan Lake, an elegant edition narrated by a star long associated with a major work. As Price explains in an eloquent note, she sees Aida as ""a portrait of my inner serf. . .[whose] deep devotion and love for her country and for her people--her nobility, strength, and courage--are all qualities I aspire to. . ."" Price's unpretentious yet dramatic retelling, like Fonteyn's, reflects her unique intimacy with the role. In their handsome art, the Dillons skillfully combine stylized, rhythmically arranged figures in decorative friezes; larger paintings in which expressive faces are set off by rich backgrounds in collage-like patterns; and unique borders delicately wrought of gold. A dignified tribute to a noble tale.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1990
ISBN: 0152015469
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich