New-to-Chicago production Attila
By Giuseppe Verdi
- Language - Sung in Italian with projected English titles
- Running Time - 2 hours 25 minutes with 1 intermission
- Location - Lyric Opera House
There’s nothing like the thrilling energy and excitement of Verdi’s early operas. Attila, which hasn’t been seen on our stage for 20 years, demands huge, house-filling voices and powerhouse personalities for this story of the infamous “Scourge of God,” his consuming desire for power, and his final downfall. In his pursuit of conquest, Attila kills the father of Odabella, who lives only for revenge. And with the help of her beloved Foresto and the Roman general Ezio, she finally gets her wish. With vocal fireworks galore from the principals and spectacular choruses as well, Attila is a musical feast.
Meet the artists
* Lyric debut
+ Ryan Opera Center alumnus
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