Marvin's Underground Lectures
Welcome
Login / Register

OPERA "ATTILA" Verdi (COMPLETE 1:54hrs) CHERYL STUDER and SAMUEL RAMEY a.o. (INFO)

Sorry, this video is available only to registered users.

Please sign in below or register to view this video.

Published by Admin in Full Operas
41 Views

Thanks! Share it with your friends!

URL

You disliked this video. Thanks for the feedback!

URL


Description

IF THE VIDEO STOPS, PLEASE TRY LATER MOMENT AGAIN !!!!! OR WATCH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE5D6UrRi-0Story: 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 ScalaMusic by Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto Act 1 + 2 Temistocle Solera after rejectlibretto 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 RomePrologueScene 1: The ruined city of AquileiaAttila 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 VeniceA 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 1Scene 1: A wood near Attila's campOdabela 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 reunited: Oh, t'inebria nell'amplesso / "O vast joy without measure")Scene 2: Attila's tentAttila awakes and tells Uldino of a dream in which an old man stopped him at the gates of Rome and warned him to turn back (Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima parea / "As my soul seemed to swell"). In the daylight, his courage returns and he orders a march (Oltre quel limite, t'attendo, o spettro / "Beyond that boundary I await you, O ghost!"). However, when a procession of maidens clad in white approaches, singing a Christian hymn, he recognizes the Roman bishop Leo as the old man of his dream, and collapses in terror.Act 2Ezio's campEzio has been recalled, after a peace has been concluded. He contrasts Rome's past glory with the child emperor Valentine (Dagl'immortali vertici / "From the splendid immortal peaks of former glory"). Recognizing the incognito Foresto among the bearers of an invitation to a banquet with Attila, he agrees to join forces (E' gettata la mia sorte / "My lot is cast, I am prepared for any warfare" ). At the banquet, Foresto's plot to have Uldino poison Attila is foiled by Odabella, jealous of her own revenge. A grateful (and unsuspecting) Attila declares she shall be his wife, and places the unmasked Foresto in her custody.Act 3The forestUldino informs Foresto about the plans for the wedding of Odabella and Attila; Foresto laments Odabella's apparent betrayal (Che non avrebbe il misero / "What would that wretched man not have offered for Odabella). Ezio arrives with a plan to ambush the Huns; when Odabella comes Foresto accuses her of treachery, but she pleads for his trust. Attila finds the three and recognizes their betrayal. As Roman soldiers approach, Odabella stabs him with the sword he had given her. The three conspirators cry that the people have been avenged.=====Synopsis:Tijd: 5e eeuw. Plaats: Aquileia, de Adriatische lagunes, en in de buurt van RomeNederlandse beschrijving: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attila_de_Hun

Show more

Post your comment

Sign in or sign up to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment
| Kids Playground | Events Schedule |Image Galleries | Games | Radios |Animations | Chat | Classifieds | Blog Post | Free Content | News
Copyright @ 2005-2006 Marvin A. Hendricks Inc. All Rights Reserved