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Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera

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Verdi : Un Ballo in Maschera

Release Date: December 08, 2012

Year    :   2012
Slogan    :   «The Metropolitan Opera HD Live: Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera, 8 December 2012.»
Genres    :   Music
Production Companies    :   The Metropolitan Opera
Director    :   Matthew Diamond
Producers    :   Louisa Briccetti, David Alden, Mia Bongiovanni, Victoria Warivonchik, Elena Park
Writers    :   Eugène Scribe, Antonio Somma
RunTime    :   161 mins.

David Alden’s elegant 2012 production moves Verdi’s thrilling drama to a timeless setting inspired by film noir. Marcelo Álvarez is Gustavo III, the Swedish king in love with Amelia (Sondra Radvanovsky), the wife of his best friend and counselor, Count Anckarström (Dmitri Hvorostovsky). When Anckarström joins a conspiracy to murder the king, tragedy ensues. Stephanie Blythe is the fortuneteller Madame Ulrica Arvidsson and Kathleen Kim sings the page Oscar. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

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