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Mixed Feelings

'Attila' at the Verdi Festival,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

Attila is the 2018 Verdi Festival's last opera. As I said in a review from a few years ago — read Musical Credibility, 1 June 2012 — this opera has had a rather uncertain path since its very beginning. Giuseppe Verdi, then in his early thirties, had been commissioned to write the work by La Fenice in Venice. It is based on a play: Attila, Köning der Hunnen by German poet, dramatist and preacher Zacharias Werner...

Copyright © 5 October 2018 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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ATTILA

GIUSEPPE VERDI

FRANCESCO MARIA PIAVE

ITALY

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