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Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera / Bergonzi, Fabritiis

Verdi / Bergonzi / Nhl Sym Orch / Fabritiis
Release Date: 04/22/2008 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4436  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Antonietta StellaCarlo BergonziMario ZanasiLucia Danieli,   ... 
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NHK Symphony Orchestra TokyoTokyo Philharmonic Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Arguably Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest study in chiaroscuro, Ballo in Maschera pits the principal character’s searing personal tragedies against the frivolity of the Royal Court of 18th-century Sweden. This live 1967 performance brings together the talents of two legendary Verdians: tenor Carlo Bergonzi and soprano Antonietta Stella, supported by a first-rate cast, including Mario Zanasi as Renato, Margherita Guglielmi as Oscar, and Lucia Danieli as Ulrica. The NHK Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of the legendary maestro Oliviero de Fabritiis. DVD Bonus: An exclusive interview with Antonietta Stella (Rome, 2008).

Color, 145 minutes (bonus = 24 minutes), with optional English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
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Cast:
Gustavo: Carlo Bergonzi
Amelia: Antonietta Stella
Renato: Mario Zanasi
Oscar: Margherita Guglielmi
Ulrica: Lucia Danieli
Cristiano: Mario Frasca
Samuel: Plinio Clabassi
Tom: Antonio Zerbini

The NHK Symphony Orchestra
Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus
Oliviero de Fabritiis, conductor

Live Performance, Tokyo, September 1967

DVD BONUS:
Interview with Antonietta Stella
Giampaolo Lomi, host
Rome, January 2008
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Works on This Recording

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Antonietta Stella (Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Mario Zanasi (Baritone),
Lucia Danieli (Mezzo Soprano), Margherita Guglielmi (Soprano), Plinio Clabassi (Bass),
Antonio Zerbini (Bass)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo,  Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1967 
Venue:  Tokyo, Japan 

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