An opera in a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto Temistocle Solera, Francesco Maria Piave based on the play “Attila, King of the Huns” by Zacharias Werner
Co-production of the Stara Zagora State Opera and Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Conductor Ivaylo Krinchev
Scenic Adaptation in Bulgaria Ognyan Draganov
Scenography and Costumes Salvatore Russo
Choirmaster Mladen Stanev
Attila – Yulian Konstantinov
Uldino – Ivaylo Yovchev
Odabella – Tanya Ivanova
Ezio – Aleksandar Krunev
Foresto – Daniel Magdal
Leone – Aleksandar Marulev
With the participation of the Orchestra, Choir and soloists of the Stara Zagora State Opera, the Proto-Bulgarian Survival School “Baga Tur” and the Children’s and Adolescents’ School for Opera and Ballet “Margaritki” (“Daisies”).
The Stara Zagora State Opera and the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari from Italy participate on equal terms in the preparation phase and the realization of the spectacle. 250 costumes, accessories, props and lavish sets for the grandiose production were sewn in Stara Zagora. The premiere in Italy was held on 27 September 2019.
The plot of Verdi’s early work presents the destructive invasion by the Huns in Italy, led by their cruel chief Attila. The military actions are the background where the eternal themes of freedom, patriotism and love get intertwined. The spreading of the Christian faith hints at the imminent historic transformation.
Performed in Italian with titles in Bulgarian.
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes with one interval
Premiere: 8 August 2020, Antique Forum “Augusta Trayana”