The Metropolitan Opera: Un Ballo in Maschera
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: Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Dolora Zajick, Karita Mattila, Kathleen Kim, Marcelo Álvarez
Directed by: Fabio Luisi, David Alden
Written by: Giuseppe Verdi, Antonio Somma
Running time: 4hr 0min
Opens: Dec 08, 2012 Limited
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