What's love got to do with it
Ancient cat fights can be deadly, particularly when the cat is a queen
by John Herbert Cunningham
In other words, Aïda is screwed from the outset as is probably Radamès, and not by each other.
The plot is essentially your classic love triangle. Radamès (Rafael Davila) is in love with Aïda (Michele Capalbo), an Ethiopian princess and slave of Amneris (Tiziana Carraro), daughter of the King of Egypt, who is in love with Radamès. In other words, Aïda is screwed from the outset as is probably Radamès, and not by each other. The turning point in this triangle is when Ethiopia invades Egypt. Radamès is named by the gods as the commander to the Egyptian forces. He leads them into battle against the Ethiopian invaders led by Aïda's father making Aïda the intersection of two triangles. Torn between the love for her father and the love for Radamès, Aïda is damned no matter what she does, no matter whom she cheers for.
Running time - three hours including one intermission