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13 Sep 2010

San Francisco Opera's 'Aida'

By Joshua Kosman {SF Chronicle Music, 13 September 2010]

One of the secrets mastered by the ancient Egyptians was the trick of turning the separate static images of hieroglyphics into dramatic narrative. The production of "Aida" that inaugurated the San Francisco Opera's fall season at the War Memorial Opera House on Friday night attempts something similar with mixed but increasing success.

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