Sunday Morning Opera:Aida December 30, 2018December 29, 2018 SJ Reidhead CULTURE, Leontyne Price, Met, Music, Opera, OPERA Verdi’s masterpiece, Aida, premiered on December 24, 1871, at the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo. Let’s be honest. There is only one clip that is needed. It was voted the most memorable moment in the history of the New Met. Enough said.