When a giant sphinx and pyramids appeared on Hong Kong’s skyline for a spectacular production of Verdi’s opera Aida in 1991

“Hongkong’s already glamorous skyline will boast a sphinx and several pyramids this year when the world’s most spectacular opera production comes to town,” heralded the South China Morning Post on August 10, 1991.“The $50 million production of Verdi’s Aida – the opera set in exotic ancient Egypt […] with a massive 36,000-square-foot set, which includes a 16-metre-tall replica of the Egyptian sphinx and pyramids, will have to be staged outdoors.“Tickets will be spectacularly priced but are sure…


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