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Un Ballo in Maschera (2 CD) - José Carreras, Montserrat Caballé

Item# 10055801


Un Ballo in Maschera (2 CD) - José Carreras, Montserrat Caballé
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date: September 11, 2012
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Artists:
José Carreras
Ingvar Wixell
Montserrat Caballé
Patricia Payne
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
Label: Decca

José Carreras and Montserrat Caballé shine in this Royal Opera House production of Un Ballo in Maschera. Sir Colin Davis’ conducting provides a masterful interpretation of Verdi’s masterpiece.

“Colin Davis's Verdi is always a slow burn, but when it catches fire it blazes. The Act III finale here has rarely been bettered. Carreras and Caballe are at the top of their game.” - BBC Music Magazine
 

Verdi’s fascinating tale of the murder of a king had its world premiere at the Teatro Apollo in Rome in 1859, between the highly successful works of his middle period and the celebrated later masterpieces. David Alden, director of the new Met production, 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.”
 

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