Attila http://wrti.org en San Francisco Opera: Verdi's ATTILA, Oct. 20th at 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/san-francisco-opera-verdis-attila-oct-20th-1-pm <p>The ruler of the Huns fully intends to invade fifth-century Italy until a fierce female captive enchants him with her valiant defiance. In the popular imagination, Attila the Hun was a ruthless barbarian. But to Giuseppe Verdi, he was a far more complex and compelling figure: a brave, ambitious warrior tormented by fierce internal doubts. The intense, conflicted anti-hero comes vividly alive in this “vibrant and engrossing musical drama” (<em>The New York Times</em>).<br> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 11:30:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 4581 at http://wrti.org San Francisco Opera: Verdi's ATTILA, Oct. 20th at 1 pm