The Met: Live in HD
Un Ballo in Maschera

Saturday, December 8, 2012
12:55 pm
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Verdi’s vivid drama of jealousy and vengeance will be seen in a new production by acclaimed opera director David Alden, returning to the Met for the first time in more than twenty years. Fabio Luisi conducts his first Met performances of the opera, which stars Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, Marcelo Álvarez as King Gustavo III, Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström, Stephanie Blythe as the fortune-teller Ulrica, and Kathleen Kim as the page Oscar.

Alden, whose production is set in a dreamlike, early twentieth-century Swedish environment, says, “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.”

Approximate running time is 204 minutes with two intermissions.

Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students) and may be ordered online or by calling 413 458 0MET (458 0638).

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