Attila is an opera in a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on the 1809 play Attila, König der Hunnen (Attila, King of the Huns) by Zacharias Werner. The opera received its first performance at La Fenice in Venice on 17 March 1846.
Ezio's act 2 aria of heroic resolution È gettata la mia sorte ("My lot is cast, I am prepared for any warfare") is a fine example of a characteristic Verdian genre, and it achieved fame in its own time with audiences in the context of the adoption of a liberal constitution by Ferdinand II. Other contemporary comment praised the work as suitable for the "political education of the people", while, in contrast, others criticised the opera as "Teutonic" in nature.
Performances & Interviews
- Verdi: Attila - Opera Guidehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01txd97.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01txd97.jpg2014-03-13T15:18:00.000ZA guide to Verdi's Attila featuring Sarah Lenton, Flora Willson and Roger Parker.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01txdc1
Verdi: Attila - Opera GuideA guide to Verdi's Attila featuring Sarah Lenton, Flora Willson and Roger Parker.