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BALLO IN MASCHERA, UN

"An intriguing fresh look at one of the essential works of the repertory."

Associated Press

David Alden’s dreamlike setting provides a compelling backdrop for Verdi’s dramatic story of betrayal, jealousy, and vengeance. Marcelo Álvarez stars as the conflicted king; Sondra Radvanovsky is Amelia, the object of his secret passion; and Dmitri Hvorostovsky is her suspicious husband. Kathleen Kim is the page Oscar, and powerhouse mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe sings the fortuneteller Ulrica. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

 

According to David Alden “Un Ballo in Maschera is one of Verdi’s greatest and most brilliant scores, with a variety of different colors. It alternates between the light and the intensely melodramatic. Verdi pulls it all together with unbelievable theatrical energy. Ballo is theatrical dynamite.”

Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Fabio Luisi
Singers
Stephanie Blythe, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Marcelo Álvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky
Production
David Alden
Year
2012
Duration
02:22:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera