Based on a Romantic tragedy by Zacharias Werner, Attila is set in the 5th century AD. The opera takes as its starting point Attila’s plans to storm Rome with his army of Huns and the Roman’s attempts to prevent him. As with Nabucco and I Lombardi, Verdi spiced up the action with a number of patriotic choruses, guaranteeing that – against the background of the Italian movement for unification – the opera was a great success.
Bonus: 10 minute introduction to the opera
Released for the first time on Blu-ray
Sound Format: Blu-ray: DTS-HD MA 5.01 PCM 2.0
Running Time: 125 mins (opera 115 mins)
Booklet: English, German, French
Subtitles: Italian (original language), English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
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