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The Met Season Begins!

12/08/12 1:00PM

photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."
The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast season begins with a new production of Verdi's dramatic Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball).  It's based loosely on actual events surrounding the assassination of Sweden's King Gustave III at a masked ball in 1792.  The Met's new production updates the setting to the early 20th century.




Un Ballo in Maschera "A Masked Ball"
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Metropolitain Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
CD/Album: Live from the Metropolitain Opera


Four Sacred Pieces
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Soloists: The Choir of King's College, Cambridge ; Cambridge University Music Society
CD/Album: Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Record co./Cat #: ARGO 425480
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