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Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi)

Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi)

“An excellent cast who bring all the emotion, tenderness, and tension to a score that is both exciting and haunting.”–Huffington Post

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 20 years. Fabio Luisi conducts his first Met performances of the opera, which stars Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III, Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Anckarström, Stephanie Blythe as the fortuneteller Ulrica, and Kathleen Kim as the page Oscar. Alden, whose production is set in a dreamlike, early 20th-century Swedish environment, says that “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: 3:54

Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Production: David Alden
Set Designer: Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designer: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: Maxine Braham
Cast: Sondra Radvanovsky (Amelia), Kathleen Kim (Oscar), Stephanie Blythe (Ulrica), Marcelo Álvarez (Gustavo III), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Anckarström)

Post-Opera Dinner at The Library Restaurant

The popular Met@The Music Hall HD broadcast series just got better! By special arrangement, The Library Restaurant adjacent to The Music Hall is offering special Post-Opera Dinners after most opera broadcasts in our 2012-2013 season - exclusive seatings for a limited number of patrons each.

It couldn’t be easier – all that Met patrons need to do is to call/come by The Music Hall Box Office to make their dinner reservation, then, after the opera broadcast, walk the few steps to The Library Restaurant, present their Met ticket and enjoy the casual elegance at one of the finest steak houses north of Boston. Patrons can choose from the regular priced menu, or a special Met-exclusive, prix fixe menu ($38) including soup or salad, a choice of three entrees, a dessert, and a glass of red or white wine. Act NOW to be a part of this limited offer!

Post opera dinner seatings at 5:15pm and 5:45pm


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