|Ain Anger as Ramfis at Houston Grand Opera|
The U.S. premiere was on November 26, 1873 at the Academy of Music in New York City. The opera has been adapted for motion pictures on several occasions, most notably in a 1953 production which starred Sophia Loren.
|Aida at the Teatro Carlo Felice|
A number of noted barihunks have sung each of the roles. The bass role of Ramfis has been performed by Ezio Pinza, Erwin Schrott, Nicolas Courjal, Andrea Mastroni, Kevin Thompson, Ain Anger, Raymond Aceto and Adrian Sâmpetrean.
|The Kings: Soloman Howard at The Met and Anthony Reed at San Francisco Opera|
The baritone role of Amonasaro has been sung by Marco Vratogna, Sherrill Milnes and Michael Honeyman.
Ezio Pinza and Giovanni Martinelli sings "Mortal diletto ai Numi":
Some of the most famous numbers for low voices in Aida include the Act 3 duet between Aida and Amonasro "Ciel, mio padre...Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate" and Ramfis' "Mortal, diletto ai Numi, a te fidate."