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Giuseppe Verdi: Attila (Reviews)

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Performers
  • Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, bass – Attila 
  • Liudmyla Monastyrska, soprano – Odabella 
  • Stefano La Colla, tenor – Foresto 
  • Stefan Sbonnik, tenor – Uldino 
  • George Petean, baritone – Ezio 
  • Gabriel Rollinson, bass – Leone 
  • Bavarian Radio Chorus 
  • Stellario Fagone, director 
  • Munich Radio Orchestra 
  • Ivan Repušić, conductor 

May 2020
2 CDs, BR-KLASSIK 900330


Here are the most relevant quotes from reviews in the German and international press.
This selection does not claim to be complete.


MusicWeb by Ralph Moore

…Conductor Ivan Repušić does a good job and provides the drive and enthusiasm this patriotic tub-thumping requires; there is also some lovely scene-painting from the orchestra at the end of the Prologue, depicting the hermits’ huts on stilts in the Adriatic lagoons…


Rondo by Matthias Siehler

…Das flexible Orchester und der machtvolle Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks punkten mit federnder Italianità, Ivan Repusic wählt flexible Tempi und begleitet mit metiergerechter Hingabe…


The Arts Fuse by Ralph P. Locke

…The Munich orchestra sounds splendid from beginning to end. So does the chorus (which has a lot to do in the work). Croatian-born Ivan Repušić, the orchestra’s music director since 2017, shows himself, as in the I due Foscari recording, to be a major operatic maestro, keeping the music as forceful or tender as required and always under firm control. Voices carry without shouting or barking. Orchestral details register naturally, and tutti do not overwhelm…