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Another opera in concert Attila, recorded last year in the marvellous acoustic of the Prinzregententheater in Munich. Ivan Repušić conducts a detailed if perhaps overly correct performance; perhaps the odd whiffof vulgarity would not come amiss. Ildebrando D’Arcangelo is an excellent Attila, with a full tone and expressive line, and is well-matched by George Petean as Ezio, likewise smooth. They clash well and the Act I duet is exciting with Petean filling his sweeping phrases with some force. Stefano La Colla is a good Foresto, not a greatly developed role in the first place, but here done justice by a firm tenor with good ‘ping’. Liudmyla Monastryska’s Odabella is slightly more problematic. She attacks her opening lines in the Prologue with suitable gusto but it is all too wobbly and squally until she settles down into a far more controlled Romanza in Act I, and the day is saved.

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