Told by Leotyne Price
Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Leontyne Price, perhaps best known for her career as an opera performer, also reveals her talents as storyteller and writer through this beautiful retelling of Guiseppe Verdi?s opera, AIDA. Having sung the role of the tragic Ethiopian Princess Aida on many occasions, Ms. Price?s love for the story as well as the character of Aida is obvious. In her storyteller?s notes at the end of the slim volume, Ms. Price comments that,
"Aida has given me great inspiration onstage and off. Her deep devotion and love for her country and her people ? her nobility, strength, and courage ? are all qualities I aspire to as a human being. I will never forget her."