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A rousing tale of plunder, passion and patriotism. Attila
races through a plot that cheerfully rewrites history to terrific musical effect. The action is tied together by thundering orchestral writing, massive patriotic crowd scenes and a gutsy sense of good versus evil. The last of these is personified by Attila himself, the rampaging barbarian who nevertheless achieves a surprising nobility. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time 2 hours 15 minutes. Sponsored (1990) by The Friends of Covent Garden. There will be a Schools Matinee performance of Attila
on Tuesday 12 February.Performers Orlin Anastassov (Attila), Paata Burchuladze (Attila - four performances), Maria Guleghina (Odabella), Franco Farina (Foresto), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Ezio), Robin Leggate (Uldino), Graeme Broadbent (Pope Leo I).
Music Verdi. Company Royal Opera. Conductor Mark Elder. Director Elijah Moshinsky. Design Michael Yeargan. Lighting Robert Bryan. Choreographer Eleanor Fazan.
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