Classic, all-star performance of one of the great Verdi operas, featuring Pavarotti in one of his most celebrated roles.
Available for the first time on DVD, the complete opera of the classic 1980 production by Elijah Moshinsky of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, filmed live from the Metropolitan Opera.
An all-star cast, led by Luciano Pavarotti at the height of his fame in one of his most celebrated roles. Joined by Katia Ricciarelli (Amelia), Judith Blegen (Oscar), Bianca Berini (Ulrica) and Louis Quilico (Renato). Conducted by Giuseppe Patane.
This was an eye-catching and thought-provkoing production. Moshinsky staged the action in pre-revolutionary 1774 Boston.
Extras include anRead more interview with Luciano Pavarotti. Also interviews with Ricciarelli and James Levine.
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Sound: LPCM Stereo/DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese Read less
Works on This Recording
Un ballo in mascheraby Giuseppe Verdi Performer:
Louis Quilico (Baritone),
Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Judith Blegen (Soprano),
Bianca Berini (Voice)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1859; Italy Date of Recording: 1980 Venue: Metropolitan Opera, New York
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
a first class Ballo in MascheraAugust 14, 2012By Renato L Baserga (Ardmore, PA)See All My Reviews"Un Ballo in Maschera is one of the best Verdi's operas, regardless of whether you stage it in Boston or in Sweden. This is a first class production with superb singers. Pavarotti is still the best of his time, with lovely voice, suave legato and perfect diction. Ricciarelli is at her best, something to recognize, because she is not often at her best, but she is in this DVD. Patane' is a superb conductor, fits Verdi well. The other performers could stand some improvement, and this is why I only give 4 stars to the production. But if you want to here the perfect tenor for Ballo in Maschera, this is it."Report Abuse