Verdi - Attila / Jerome Savary, Riccardo Muti, Samuel Ramey, Teatro alla Scala (1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | MPEG-2 | Italian (PCM Stereo) | 5% recovery | 7,58 GB (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Image Entertainment | Language: Italian | Subtitles: English | 117 minutes | Filesonic, Rapidshare
Giuseppe Verdi's "Attila" was first staged just prior to the European revolutions of 1848. To operagoers, art seemed to mirror life, as the Roman Empire, overrun with barbarians, was an obvious symbol of 19th-century Italy under foreign domination. The role of Attila, one of Verdi's finest characters, requires a tremendous leading singer and actor, and world-renowned bass Samuel Ramey gives a peerless performance. As the courageous maiden who kills the tyrant with his own sword, soprano Cheryl Studer is forceful, but with vocal gentleness and expression. In this vibrant, sumptuous La Scala production conducted by Riccardo Muti, "Attila" emerges in all its dramatic and musical greatness.