M1500 .V47 A88 2004 DVD
Opera. Music by Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto by Temistocle Solera and Francesco Maria Piave, after the play Attila, König der Hunnen by Zacharias Werner.
Riccardo Muti conducts a fine cast in the powerful and atomospheric 1991 production of Verdi's ninth opera, whose story of the heroic tussle between Ezio, a Roman general, and Attila, the Nordic invader, was written for the 1846 Teatro la Fenice season and premiered there to huge acclaim. Unlocked from the archives of RAI television, this is a classic recording from one of the world's great opera houses.
Performers: Samuel Ramey (Attila), Cheryl Studer (Odabella), Giorgio Zancanaro (Ezio), Kaludi Kaludov (Foresto) ; other soloists ; Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Alla Scala ; Riccardo Muti, conductor.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Distributed by Opus Arte (www.opusarte.com).