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n. (given name female from=Italian) in quiet use since the 1870s.


Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. Set in Egypt, it was commissioned by and first performed at Cairo's Khedivial Opera House on 24 December 1871; Giovanni Bottesini conducted after Verdi himself withdrew. Today the work holds a central place in the operatic canon, receiving performances every year around the world; at New York's Metropolitan Opera alone, Aida has been sung more than 1,100 times since 1886. Ghislanzoni's scheme follows a scenario often attributed to the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, but Verdi biographer Mary Jane Phillips-Matz argues that the source is actually Temistocle Solera.

Aida (musical)

Aida (also known as Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida) is a musical based on the opera of the same name by Giuseppe Verdi. It has music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and was originally produced by Walt Disney Theatrical.

Aida premiered on Broadway on March 23, 2000, running for 1,852 performances until September 5, 2004. It was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four including Best Original Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress, and was also named by Time Magazine as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. A song from the show, " Written in the Stars", recorded by Elton John and LeAnn Rimes, reached No.2 in the Billboard US adult contemporary music charts, and No.1 in the Canadian contemporary charts.

Aida (disambiguation)

Aida is an opera by Giuseppe Verdi.

Aida or AIDA may also refer to:

Aida (café)

Aida (sometimes spelled Aïda, with a diaeresis) is a franchise chain of 34 espresso bar and pastry shops (Café- Konditorei) based in Vienna, Austria, with franchise outlets globally. They are also known to be the largest and most exclusive privately owned confectionery producer and coffee shop brand in Europe with 130 confectioners producing 3 tons of cakes and pastries daily. They have a devoted clientele, for whom Aida has achieved near-cult status. Business hours are from early in the morning until the early evening; the shops are open every day of the year with the exception of Christmas Day.

Ten Aida shops had been established before the Second World War, but they were all destroyed during the air raids on Vienna. After the war, Felix Prousek (1918–2003) took over the management and started rebuilding and expanding. His innovative approach to coffeehouse culture resulted in an alternative to the sheer Gemütlichkeit of the traditional Viennese café. Prousek was also one of the first to introduce Italian-style espresso machines in Austria.

However, for decades now, Aida has been resistant to change of any kind. This is first and foremost true of their interior design, very similar for all shops and reminiscent of the 1950s-1970s. Their trademark colours are pink and dark brown. Most of the furniture is made of plastic, and there is mostly seating without upholstery.

Aida has also been reluctant to adapt to changing tastes and to compete with new arrivals in Vienna such as Starbucks, for example by refusing to add flavoured coffee to their list of beverages. The specialties are Coffee, Cakes, Pastry, Tea, Merchandise, Snacks, Ice Cream and Gifts.

In most shops a quick coffee while standing up at the bar is possible. However, the majority of customers prefer to sit down and be served at their table. Aida was staffed exclusively by women (in pink uniforms), but since 2008 also men started working.

Felix Prousek's son Michael, who had collaborated with his father since the 1980s, is now Aida's managing director. Their headquarters and central bakery are located in Floridsdorf. As his son Dominik Prousek Aida's Executive Director saw the possibility to franchise the chain globally he did so by selling master franchises in 2010 to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Bosnia and Canada. The Prousek family aims to make AIDA the world's largest Viennese pastry chain globalizing traditional Viennese coffeehouse culture, music and flair.

Aida (1987 film)

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

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.

Aida (given name)

Aida or Aïda is a female given name. Variants include: Ada, Aeeda, Aída, Aide, Aidee, Ade, Ajda, Ayeda, Ayeeda, Ayida, Ida, Ieeda, Ieta and Iyeeda. The name is derived from the Arabic name "Ayda" "عايدة" or "عائدة" in formal Arabic.

Aida (2015 film)

Aida is a 2015 Moroccan drama film directed by Driss Mrini. The film was selected as the Moroccan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.

Aida (album)

Aida is a live album of solo acoustic performances by guitarist Derek Bailey which was recorded in Paris and London in 1980 and originally released on the Incus label.

AIDA (computing)

Abstract Interfaces for Data Analysis (AIDA) is a set of defined interfaces and formats for representing common data analysis objects. The project was instigated and is primarily used by researchers in high-energy particle physics. As of 2011, the projects seems dormant, with last "recent news" on the project homepage dating from 2005.

The goals of the AIDA project are to define abstract interfaces for common physics analysis objects, such as histograms, ntuples (or data trees), fitters, I/O etc. The importance of the interface concept is that a variety of different tools with different implementations can all support a uniform interface: this encourages modular design in data analysis packages and enables users to use their preferred implementation of a certain functionality without having to re-write existing code.

An additional benefit of AIDA is the specification of an XML representation format for data objects, which can be written and read by AIDA-compliant applications. AIDA implementations exist for C++, Java and Python. Usage of AIDA interfaces can be found in the Geant4 examples.


Aída is a Spanish comedy sitcom that aired in Telecinco from January 16, 2005 to June 8, 2014. Set in Madrid, a spin off from another sitcom called 7 Vidas. The show was broadcast from January 16, 2005 to June 8, 2014 by the Spanish network Telecinco and was produced by Globomedia.

The show stars Carmen Machi as the title character, Aída García, a working, single mother with two teenage children, forced to move in with her mother and brother to make ends meet.

The show has received favorable criticism from the audience and has been the most viewed show in Spain since 2007. It has also received several awards like the Ondas Award for Best Spanish Sitcom.

The Polish remake of the series began airing in March 2012 on TVP2 channel.

Aida (1953 film)

Aida is a 1953 Italian film version of the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. It was directed by Clemente Fracassi and produced by Gregor Rabinovitch and Federico Teti. The screenplay was adapted by Fracassi, Carlo Castelli, Anna Gobbi and Giorgio Salviucci from the libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. The cinematography was by Piero Portalupi, the production design by Flavio Mogherini and the costume design by Maria De Matteis. The Italian State Radio Orchestra was conducted by Giuseppe Morelli, the ballet was choreographed by Margherita Wallmann.

The film was screened out of competition at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

AIDA (marketing)

AIDA is an acronym used in marketing and advertising that describes a common list of events that may occur when a consumer engages with an advertisement.

  • A – attention (awareness): attract the attention of the customer.
  • I – interest of the customer.
  • D – desire: convince customers that they want and desire the product or service and that it will satisfy their needs.
  • A – action: lead customers towards taking action and/or purchasing.

Using a system like this gives one a general understanding of how to target a market effectively. Moving from step to step, one loses some percent of prospects.

AIDA is a historical model, rather than representing current thinking in the methods of advertising effectiveness.

AIDA (mission)

The Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment (AIDA) mission is a proposed space probe which would study and demonstrate the kinetic effects of crashing an impactor spacecraft into an asteroid moon. The mission is intended to test whether a spacecraft could successfully deflect an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. It would be composed of two spacecraft: AIM, which would orbit the asteroid, and DART, which would impact its moon. Besides the observation of the change of orbital parameters of the asteroid moon, the observation of the plume, the crater, and the freshly exposed material will provide truly unique information for asteroid deflection, science and mining communities.

, the mission is still in the conceptual phase with a proposed launch for AIM in October 2020, and for DART in July 2021. The impact of DART would be in October 2022 during a close approach to Earth.

Aida (surname)

Aida (written: 会田 or 相田) is a Japanese surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Aida Yūji (1916–1997), Japanese historian
  • Garo Aida (born 1949), Japanese photographer
  • Makoto Aida (born 1965), contemporary Japanese artist
  • Masae Aida (1920-2015), birth name of actress Setsuko Hara
  • Mitsuo Aida (1924-1991), Japanese poet and calligrapher
  • Sayaka Aida (born 1975), Japanese voice actor
  • Shoko Aida (born 1970), Japanese popular music artist and actress
  • Takuzo Aida (born 1956), Japanese award-winning polymer chemist
  • Yu Aida (born 1977), Japanese manga author and illustrator
  • Yua Aida, Japanese model and AV idol
  • Yushi Aida (born 1984), Japanese baseball player

Usage examples of "aida".

Alpinadoran, and had led their people in great numbers to Mount Aida in the days of the plague, saving perhaps a devastating secondary outbreak in the cold northern kingdom.

Aida Fariscal, the woman who foiled the Bojinka and pope plots, said that she was certain the FBI got the information.

I am ashamed to tell you that I believe it was my mother, aided by a friend of hers from Samothrace - Aida.

They would not stop a seeress with the power of Aida, but any disruption to the spells would wake Derae in time to protect herself.

The Lady Aida, in whose palace they were guests, had told Philip that if he did not consummate the wedding within what she termed the Holy Hour, then the marriage would be annulled.

Olympias, rising and sitting beside the black-clad Aida on the satin-covered couch.

City of Aigai, Midwinter 337 BC They had many names and many uses, but to Aida they were the Whisperers .

Now they gathered around Aida like small wisps of mist, barely sentient but pulsing with dark emotions, exuding the detritus of evil, despair, melancholy, gloom, mistrust, jealousy and hatred.

The cellar was colder than the heart of a winter lake, but Aida steeled herself against it, sitting at the centre as the smoky forms hovered about her.

The City of Aigai Aida dismissed the Whisperers , for they had served their purpose and the Dark Lady was exultant.

Lindos, Rhodes, 330 BC Aida was content as she sat under the shade of an awning, her gaze resting on the glittering sea far below.

From where she sat Aida could see only the smaller bay, a sheltered cliff -protected bowl where ships could anchor to escape the winter gales that raged across the Aegean.

His soul had proved stronger than Aida would have believed possible, holding the god from his destiny - and such a destiny!

Hephaistion leaned over the parapet to watch Aida fall - her body spiralling down, her shrieks carried away on the wind.

Hundreds of miles away, in a windswept, foreboding land called the Barbacan, in a deep cave in a mountain called Aida, the dactyl basked in the sensation of fear.