Washington Concert Opera, Antony Walker, Artistic Director and Conductor, opens their 2011-12 season with a performance of Verdi's Attila, Friday, September 9th at 7:30 at Lisner Auditorium. Nicole Lacroix spoke with soprano Brenda Harris, starring the role of the vengeful amazon, Odabella, who kills Attila the Hun with his own sword on their wedding day. The performance also features John Relyea in the title role, Jason Stearns as Ezio, Arthur Espiritu as Foresto and James Flora as Uldino. For more information, visit Concertopera.org.
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