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Attila

Verdi

Attila

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera HouseMarch 12 – 28, 2020

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Thu 12.3.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 14.3.20
7:30 PM
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Tue 17.3.20
7:30 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Thu 19.3.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 21.3.20
7:30 PM
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Wed 25.3.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 28.3.20
12:30 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

The King of the Huns meets his match.

No one can stand before Attila and his hordes, until a warrior woman turns his head. As he opens his heart to his prisoner Odabella, the barbarian king reveals his weakness.

So the scene is set for one of the great revenge operas of the 19th century: an early Verdi in the vein of Aida.

Director Davide Livermore fuses video projections with colossal set pieces to create an awe-inspiring world for Attila.

This co-production with La Scala was a tremendous success at its Milan premiere. It’s a “blockbuster spectacle” (Financial Times), with four vivid characters, two horses and plenty of crowd scenes.

In the prelude, a mournful cello draws you down into the gravity and turmoil of war. Verdi’s score is full of darkness, rhythm and life, displaying the composer’s gift for creating emotion. Taras Berezhansky is Attila, opposite Natalie Aroyan as Odabella. Simone Piazzola performs as the Roman General, Ezio. Diego Torre debuts another Verdi tenor role as Odabella’s lover Foresto.


Enjoy dinner before the opera at Sydney Opera House

Dinner at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland
         Theatre at Sydney Opera HouseAllow us to make your dinner reservation for you: 6pm at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre. You'll be served a themed three-course menu for just $72, including a glass of Viticoltori Ponte Prosecco on arrival. View the menu.

Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting tickets. If you already have tickets, simply sign in to your account and go to 'upcoming performances' to add a dinner reservation.


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Conductor Andrea Licata

Director

Davide Livermore

Rehearsal Director

Alessandra Premoli

Assistand Director Andy Morton

Set Designer

Giò Forma

Costume Designer

Gianluca Falaschi

Lighting Designer

Antonio Castro

Video Designer

D-Wok

   

Attila

Taras Berezhansky

Odabella

Natalie Aroyan

Foresto

Diego Torre

Ezio

Simone Piazzola

Uldino

Virgilio Marino

Pope Leo I

Gennadi Dubinsky

Opera Australia Chorus

Opera Australia Orchestra


Running time: approximately 2 hours & 30 minutes, including one interval.


Sung in Italian with English surtitles.


Co-production by Teatro alla Scala and Opera Australia.
The StoryHide

Attila, King of the Huns, is invading Italy as he conquers Europe.

Ezio, a Roman General, is determined to stop him. He offers Italy’s empires in exchange for his country’s freedom. Attila will not negotiate, declaring he will have Italy anyway.

Ezio plots Attila’s downfall with Foresto, a young knight whose fiancée, Odabella, is among Attila’s slaves.

But Odabella already has a plan to kill the King. He is transfixed by her beauty and courage, and has foolishly given her his sword.

In this race for vengeance, who will have the final say?

Dinner at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Allow us to make your dinner reservation for you: 90 minutes before performance begin at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

You'll be served a themed three-course menu for just $72, including a glass of Viticoltori Ponte Prosecco on arrival. Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting your tickets.

Sample menu

On arrival

A glass of NV Viticoltori Ponte Prosecco

Warm bread roll, pepe saya butter (gluten free available)

Entrée

Salmon ceviche with raw daikon, pickled kohlrabi, shizo and rice crackers GF, DF

or

Calabrese salad, heirloom tomato, almond ricotta, confit shallot vinaigrette, olives and basil DF, GF, VG

Main Course

Roasted chicken supreme, butternut pumpkin, roasted pepita crumble and burnt butter GF

or

Spiced cauliflower, crushed roasted eggplant and tomato, cumin and green grape, chilli chutney V, GF

Sides

Young leaves and watercress with lemon vinaigrette GF, DF, V

Dessert

Dulce de leche centered chocolate fondant with spiced whipped cream V

 

 

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