Front Page Titles (by Subject) Scene I - Aida by Antonio Ghislanzoni, music by Giuseppe Verdi
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Scene I - Giuseppe Verdi, Aida by Antonio Ghislanzoni, music by Giuseppe Verdi 
Aida by Antonio Ghislanzoni, music by Giuseppe Verdi, edited with an introduction by W.J. Henderson (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1911).
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A hall in the King’s palace at Memphis. To the right and left a colonnade with statues and flowers in blossom.—At the back a high gateway through which may be seen the temples and palaces of Memphis and the Pyramids.
Rhadames and Ramphis
Yes, the story goes that the Ethiopian once more ventures to threaten our power in the valley of the Nile as well as at Thebes. I shall soon learn the truth from a messenger.
Hast thou consulted the mysteries of Isis?
She has declared who shall be commander of all the Egyptian hosts.
Oh, happy man!
(With a meaning look at Radames.)
Young is he in years, and fearless. I go to bear the goddess’ bidding to the King.
What if I am chosen! Be now my dream accomplished! I, the chosen leader of a mighty army! Mine, the victory! Mine the acclaim of all Memphis! To thee, returning, my sweet Aïda, crowned with laurel! To tell thee, that for thee I fought, for thee I conquered!