BALLO IN MASCHERA, UN
"An intriguing fresh look at one of the essential works of the repertory."
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.”