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Un Ballo in Maschera (DVD) - Met Opera, Levine, Pavarotti

Item# 1000001940


Un Ballo in Maschera (DVD)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date: September 24, 2002
Conductor: James Levine
Artists:

Luciano Pavarotti
Leo Nucci
Aprile  Millo
Florence Quivar
Harolyn Blackwell

Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Running Time: 137 minutes

Region: Region Free, Worldwide

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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