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Verdi: Un ballo in maschera / Abbado, Royal Obera House Covent Garden


Release Date: 05/26/2017 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: OA1236D  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  John CarrPiero CappucciliElizabeth BainbridgePlacido Domingo,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Illicit love, suspicion, deception and supernatural portents of doom lead to a shocking drama at a masked ball in 1790s Sweden. The incomparable Placido Domingo stars as the dashing King Gustavus III, whose reforms have inspired talk of assassination among the conservative nobility. Katia Ricciarelli is Gustavus's beloved Amelia, married to his closest friend, Anckarstrom, sung by Piero Cappuccilli. Claudio Abbado conducts the distinguished cast, supported by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera house and Royal Opera Chorus, in Otto Schenk's classic production of this Verdi favorite for The Royal Opera. This recording, with English subtitles, is preserved in its original Standard Definition and 4:3 picture format. Illicit love, suspicion, deception and supernatural portents of doom lead to a shocking drama at a masked ball in 1790s Sweden. The incomparable Placido Domingo stars as the dashing King Gustavus III, whose reforms have inspired talk of assassination among the conservative nobility. Katia Ricciarelli is Gustavus's beloved Amelia, married to his closest friend, Anckarstrom, sung by Piero Cappuccilli. Claudio Abbado conducts the distinguished cast, supported by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera house and Royal Opera Chorus, in Otto Schenk's classic production of this Verdi favorite for The Royal Opera. This recording, with English subtitles, is preserved in its original Standard Definition and 4:3 picture format. Read less

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  John Carr (Voice), Piero Cappuccili (Baritone), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Mezzo Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Gwynne Howell (Bass), Reri Grist (Soprano),
Paul Hudson (Bass), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Francis Egerton (Tenor),
William Elvin (Baritone)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 

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