Directed by Davide Livermore and conducted by Andrea Battistoni, Verdi’s opera Attila returns to the Sydney Opera House after its premiere in 2020 and subsequent shutdown.
Verdi’s Attila, is Opera Australia’s first co-production with Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. The 2021 cast includes celebrated Russian bass, Alexander Vinogradov makes his Sydney Opera House debut in the title role.
Attila tells the story of the King of the Huns’ invasion of Italy. The cast also stars soprano Natalie Aroyan and tenor Diego Torre reprising their roles of the warrior princess Odabella and her fiancé Foresto. Marco Vratogna will return to play the determined Roman General Ezio with
company principals Virgilio Marino as Uldino and Gennadi Dubinsky as Pope Leo I, both also reprising their 2020 characters.
Davide Livermore’s direction fuses modern and traditional staging with digital projections, a colossal set and two horses. Along with Giò Forma’s sets, D-Wok’s video designs and Gianluca Falaschi’s stunning costumes, Verdi’s soaring music and gripping story, ensure a gripping evening of music and drama.
Italian Maestro Andrea Battistoni will lead the Opera Australia Orchestra, the Opera Australia Chorus and the Opera Australia Children’s Chorus in Verdi’s rarely performed work.
Creatives: Conductor Andrea Battistoni/Director Davide Livermore/Revival Director Andy Morton/Set Designer Giò Forma/Costume Designer Gianluca Falaschi/Lighting Designer Antonio Castro/Digital Content Designer D-Wok
Attila Alexander Vinogradov/Odabella Natalie Aroyan/Foresto Diego Torre/Ezio Marco Vratogna/Uldino Virgilio Marino/Pope Leo I Gennadi Dubinsky/Opera Australia Chorus/Opera Australia Orchestra/Opera Australia Actors/Opera Australia Children’s Chorus
Evenings at 7.30pm June 29, July 1, 6, 8, 10
Saturday Matinee at 12.30pm July 3
Running time Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including one interval
Performed in Italian with English surtitles
This production contains violence.
Adult tickets from $79 (fees may apply)