Dramma lirico in three acts (concertante performance) by Giuseppe Verdi
Sunday, 13 October 2019, 7:00 pm
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Liudmyla Monastyrska, Soprano (Odabella)
Stefano La Colla, Tenor (Foresto)
Stefan Sbonnik, Tenor (Uldino)
George Petean, Baritone (Ezio)
Ildebrando d'Arcangelo, Bass (Attila)
Gabriel Rollinson, Bass (Leone)
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Munich Radio Orchestra
Direction, Ivan Repušić
In the 5th century, Attila the King of the Huns was the commander of a warring people – and his daring deeds still fire the imagination of artists today. Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Attila (1846) is based on the Romantic tragedy of the same name by Zacharias Werner. The rise and fall of the powerful historical figure is depicted in glowing orchestral colours, in thrilling arias and ensemble pieces and gripping choruses.
Following Luisa Miller and I due Foscari, with the lyric drama of Attila chief conductor Ivan Repušić presents another highly engaging drama from Verdi’s early period before his works gained widespread popularity. The Italian basso cantabile Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the colourful title figure; Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska performs the part of the Amazonian avenger Odabella – a musical kinswoman of Abigaille from Nabucco and Lady Macbeth.