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Met HD Encore: Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) - new production

Metropolitan Opera - Nov. 2012


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 Stephanie Blythe sings the role of the fortune-teller Ulrica. Fabio Luisi conducts. - Metropolitan Opera

Run time: 3h54m. Tickets at the box office or via Fandango. Synopsis.

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  • Steve L.

    Verdi's music is wonderful as was much of the singing. I still can't help comparing Alvarez to Pavarotti, which is not fair. I didn't like change of setting to the early 20th century or the sets and costumes in general. I thought they did nothing to illuminate the opera and the ubiquitous in-your-face Icarus painting and theme didn't either. This was my first exposure to Sondra Radvanovsky: a true Verdian soprano. She's from Illinois. Dimitri Hvorostovsky (Siberia) is always a treat.

    January 11, 2013

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    A former member

    One of the best operas I have ever seen. Great performance all around, beautiful music, and a wonderfully thought out set. AND it ended in a minor key :) I especially enjoyed the company of Steve and Janice for dinner before the opera :)

    January 9, 2013

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