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OPERA "ATTILA" Verdi (COMPLETE 1:54hrs) CHERYL STUDER and SAMUEL RAMEY ao (INFO)
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IF THE VIDEO STOPS, PLEASE TRY LATER MOMENT AGAIN !!!!! Story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attila_(opera) Performers: Cheryl Studer, Samuel Ramey, Giorgio Zancanaro, Kaludi Kaludov, Ernesto Gavazzi, Mario Luperi. Conductor Ricardo Muti Teatro Alla Scala Music by Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto Act 1 + 2 Temistocle Solera after reject libretto Francesco Maria Piave. Later Francesco Maria Piave wrote the 3rd Act. Première Teatro La Fenice Venice March 17. 1846 ===== Synopsis: Time: Mid-5th Century Place: Aquileia, the Adriatic lagoons, and near Rome Prologue Scene 1: The ruined city of Aquileia Attila and his victorious horde are surprised to see a group of women spared as prisoners of war. Their leader, Odabella, asks why the Huns' women remain at home (Allor che i forti corrono / "While your warriors rush to their swords like lions"). Attila, impressed by her courage, offers a boon and she asks for her sword to avenge the death of her father at Attila's own hand (Da te questo or m'è concesso / "O sublime, divine justice by thee is this now granted"). The Roman envoy Ezio asks for an audience and proposes a division of the empire: Avrai tu l'universo, Resti l'Italia a me / "You may have the universe, but let Italy remain mine". Attila denounces him as a traitor to his country. Scene 2: A swamp, the future site of Venice A boat bearing Foresto and other survivors arrives; he thinks of the captive Odabella (Ella in poter del barbaro / "She is in the barbarian's power!") but then rouses himself and the others to begin building a new city (Cara patria già madre e reina / "Dear homeland, at once mother and queen of powerful, generous sons"). Act 1 Scene 1: A wood near Attila's camp Odabela laments her father and Foresto (Oh! Nel fuggente nuvolo / "O father, is your image not imprinted on the fleeting clouds?...") believing the latter to be dead. When he appears, she is put on the defensive, denying any infidelity and reminding him of the biblical Judith. The couple is reun

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