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San Diego Opera Community Conversation: 'Mystery Of The Nile'

Promotional movie poster of "Mystery of the Nile."

Above: Promotional movie poster of "Mystery of the Nile."

"Mystery of the Nile" is a breathtaking cinematic adventure that takes you on an expedition down the world’s greatest and deadliest river, the Blue Nile. For 114 days, a team of explorers led by Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown face seemingly insurmountable challenges as they make their way along all 3,260 miles of the river to become the first in history to complete a full descent of the Blue Nile from source to sea. Historically, the Nile has been the center of controversy and war in the relationship between Egypt and Ethiopia, the two countries that Verdi deals with in his masterpiece, Aida.

This wonderful IMAX film will give the audience a close-up look at the most significant natural resource in northeastern Africa and deep background into the contentious issues which form the basis of the love-story of the opera. After thousands of years, this mighty river is still the most important single issue in the relationship between Egypt and Ethiopia.

Date: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00pm

Location: Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Dome Theater, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park San Diego, CA 92101 Google Maps

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