March 18, 2021

Attila Highlights in Concert: Explore More with Enrique Mazzola

See how a concert version of Verdi's action-packed opera comes together

Music Director Designate Enrique Mazzola leads world-renowned principal artists in a performance of piano-accompanied excerpts from Verdi’s Attila, the story of the infamous “Scourge of God,” his consuming desire for power, and his final downfall.

Don't miss Attila Highlights in Concert when it premieres on Sunday, April 11 at 2:00 pm CT on Lyric's YouTube and Facebook channels.

Maestro Enrique Mazzola in action during a recording session of Attila Highlights in Concert.

Lyric Assistant Conductor Jerad Mosbey was one of two pianists for Attila Highlights in Concert.

Tenor Matthew Polenzani, happy to be back onstage to portray Foresto in Attila Highlights in Concert.

Lyric's assistant conductors William C. Billingham (l) and Jerad Mosbey (r) provide accompaniment for Matthew Polenzani/Foresto.

Bass-baritone Christian Van Horn takes a break from singing Attila to chat with Maestro Mazzola.

Maestro Mazzola checks his score on the set of Attila Highlights in Concert.

Soprano Tamara Wilson sings Odabella in Attila Highlights in Concert.

The Lyric stage was dramatically transformed for the filming of Attila Highlights in Concert. Dramatic soprano Tamara Wilson portrays Odabella.

Bass-baritone Christian Van Horn portrays Attila, a.k.a. "The Scourge of God," in this blood-and-thunder early-Verdi classic.

Maestro Enrique Mazzola likes what he hears...and so will you!

Baritone Quinn Kelsey sings Ezio in Attila Highlights in Concert.

A smile that says "Nailed it!" from Quinn Kelsey, a Ryan Opera Center alumnus (as are Polenzani and Van Horn).

Photo credit: Kyle Flubacker