Do you remember those beautiful moments from Verdi’s Aida? "Celeste Aida", "O Patria mia" and the majesty of the Triumphal March! Did it cause a shiver up your spine when Amonasro sang: "While today we are laid low by fate: tomorrow, it may be you."
Ethiopian Princess Aida is torn between duty and love, warrior Radames between battle, country and passion, and Egyptian Princess Amneris learns the terrible price of her jealousy and desire. In the end Amneris for all her power is only able to pray for the doomed lovers, begging the goddess Isis to open the gates of heaven to them. (pass the tissues please.... the whole box)
People will sometimes say that opera is old fashioned and does not relate to our modern lives. But in our tumultuous world, sometimes I feel the events of Aida are probably unfolding in one way or another nearly every day.
You can click here to read my blog entry that goes into great detail of why I selected each important bead and charm on the Aida Opera bracelet.
Each bead and charm of the Aida Opera Bracelet represents a character or moment from Verdi's work. Some of the most important beads and charms are described below and you can see all of the symbolic descriptions on the spiral chart photo above or to the left. Also, a story chart explaining the symbolism of the beads and charms accompanies every bracelet. Click here to see the chart.
Claire (Submitted on 11 13 2017)
This bracelet is stunning ! It's like carrying the opulence of Aida with you anywhere you go.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Submitted on 02 18 2017)
My Aida opera bracelet arrived and it's dazzling. The combination of beads and charms is enchanting. Elegant touches of Egyptian design are intermingled with unique larger beads and charms for a beautiful effect. I love the way the bracelet tells the story of the opera. A must have for any opera lover.
Bobby (Submitted on 01 16 2017)
This bracelet is a gift for my daughter, we saw Aida recently at the Met together and this represents the bond we share of that unforgettable Momen
Grace (Submitted on 12 20 2016)
This bracelet is so beautiful and the choice of beads and charms tells the story of Aida in a way that is so detailed, yet brief. This is a brilliant and well thought out piece. I will be shopping here again soon
Sue Simon (Submitted on 12 11 2016)
I've sung opera for many years. This bracelet is beautifully made and well thought out. I wear it and relive fantastic memories. Arias, plot twists and story progression are told in beads and lovely charms. I relive memories going through the beads but it is fun to relate the tale to people who ask me about it. Brilliant really. I will buy more.
Jeanne Cox (Submitted on 12 09 2015)
Aida was my very first opera at Lyric Opera of Chicago. It was the start of a 57 year love affair with Lyric's opera productions. What better way to remember it, than the beautiful Aida bracelet created by Cindy. The luscious colors and gorgeous bead selection are just perfect, and portray the story line in such a lovely way. I will treasure it!
Aunt Helen (Submitted on 07 31 2015)
My niece had sung the aria in Aida, one of her favorite operas, so once I saw this bracelet online, no other Aida gift would do.
When she opened the gift, with a beautiful custom gift card, box, pouch, and bead stories, I held my breath: would the bracelet live up to its online glam?
My niece's delight - then, and continuing every time she puts it on - says it all.
Dee Cubero (Submitted on 12 27 2014)
I love it. Love it. Lots of love in the craft shows every time I look at this bracelet. Would love to have it in a necklace form due to the nature of my job.
Carolyn (Submitted on 01 20 2013)
This is a well-crafted and creative piece of jewelry which really does depict the opera well. The story card is wonderful. A great gift.
Kathy Johnson (Submitted on 12 09 2012)
Yes I think it is perfect. I'm pleased with the design and how each bead and charm is explained on the story card. My sister sang in Aida and this I'm sure will be most apprieciated.
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