Attila (live performance)
|Name of Work||Attila (live performance)|
|Production Date||2010 03 03|
|Production Location||New York, United States|
|Current Location||Milano, Italy|
Attila is vanquishing Italy and in the process falls in love with the heroic daughter of a Lord he has killed. He takes her as a slave and eventually as his wife, but she harbors the desire to kill him in vengeance, and eventually succeeds. (Rather convoluted plot that isn't fully detailed here).
Loving a heroic woman leads to death
Life is a mix of strength, heroism, romantic passion.
The work is a long complex opera, so it has many other lyrical emotions as part of it, but this covers the basic sense of life.
The story had special meaning for the Italians at the time (mid-19th century) because of their own efforts to become a free, sovereign nation.