Aida (1987 film)

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Directed by Claes Fellbom
Produced by Staffan Rydén
Written by Claes Fellbom
Starring Margareta Ridderstedt, Niklas Ek, Robert Grundin
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
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Running time
95 minutes
Language Italian, Swedish

Aida is a 1987 Swedish movie, directed by Claes Fellbom. The film is based on Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Aida .

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Robert Grundin sings the part of Radamès, and the role is played by dancer Niklas Ek. Marianne Myrsten sings the part of the high priestess, played by Françoise Drapier. Thomas Annmo is the voice of the Messenger, played by Lennart Håkansson. Kerstin Nerbe was responsible for reworking the music. The film is built on a performance at the Stockholm Folk Opera in 1985.



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This article is based on a translation of the corresponding article in Swedish.

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