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Dec. 01 2012

12/08/12 – Un Ballo in Maschera – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera

Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Antonio Somma

Sung in Italian
Approximate running time: 3 hours 24 minutes, including two intermissions

Accompanied by a thrilling score, Verdi’s vivid characters grapple with life and love, betrayal and death. Director David Alden’s dreamlike setting provides a compelling backdrop for this dramatic story of 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 mezzosoprano powerhouses Dolora Zajick and Stephanie Blythe take turns singing the fortuneteller Ulrica. Fabio Luisi conducts.

 

Cast/Crew

Amelia: Sondra Radvanovsky
Oscar: Kathleen Kim
Madame Arvidsson: Stephanie Blythe
Gustavo III: Marcelo Álvarez
Anckarström: Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Conductor: Fabio Luisi

Production: David Alden
Set Designer: Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designed by: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: Maxine Braham

Photos by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

 

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