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Opera In English - Verdi: Masked Ball / Parry, Et Al


Release Date: 10/19/2004 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3116   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Linda RichardsonJill GroveDennis O'NeillAnthony Michaels-Moore,   ... 
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sir Peter Moore has long wanted to record Verdi's 'A Masked Ball' and has been biding his time until the right cast was available. Susan Patterson, he knew, would be perfect for the role of Amelia. Currently making a big splash in the US, she is of expert musical lineage: she trained with teh Rumanian soprano Virginia Zeani and now coaches all her roles with Licia Albanese, Toscanini's favourite soprano. Dennis O'Neill is famed for his interpretation of the role of Gustavus. Add Verdi veteran Anthony Michaels-Moore and you have a cast worthy of this opera, a work of such steamy passion that it has earned it the nickname 'Verdi's Tristan'. Sir Peter Moore has long wanted to record Verdi's 'A Masked Ball' and has been biding his time until the right cast was available. Susan Patterson, he knew, would be perfect for the role of Amelia. Currently making a big splash in the US, she is of expert musical lineage: she trained with teh Rumanian soprano Virginia Zeani and now coaches all her roles with Licia Albanese, Toscanini's favourite soprano. Dennis O'Neill is famed for his interpretation of the role of Gustavus. Add Verdi veteran Anthony Michaels-Moore and you have a cast worthy of this opera, a work of such steamy passion that it has earned it the nickname 'Verdi's Tristan'. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Linda Richardson (Soprano), Jill Grove (Mezzo Soprano), Dennis O'Neill (Tenor),
Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone), Christopher Purves (Bass Baritone), Roland Wood (Baritone),
Ashley Catling (Tenor), Susan Patterson (Soprano), Brindley Sherratt (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Un ballo in maschera: Prelude
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 1: Rest Gustavus, may sweet dreams restore you (Officers, Gentlemen, Ribbing, Horn, Henchmen)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 1: The King approaches (Oscar, Gustavus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 1: There shall I gaze in ecstasy (Gustavus, Ribbing, Horn, Henchmen, Oscar, Officers, Gentlemen)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 1: Go with the others and wait until I call you (Gustavus, Oscar, Anckarstroem)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 1: Please reflect upon your duty (Anckarstroem)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 1: The Lord Chief Justice! (Oscar, Gustavus, Lord Chief Justice)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 1: She conjures from afar, thunder and lightning (Oscar, Gustavus, Lord Chief Justice)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 1: My friends, will you come with me (Gustavus, Anckarstroem, Oscar, Ribbing, Horn)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 1: We can all go and see her together (Gustavus, Anckarstroem, Oscar, Ribbing, Horn, Henchmen)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 2: Quiet ... her trance must not be interrupted ... (Women, Children, Ulrike)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 2: I'm first to be here! (Gustavus, Women, Children, Ulrike)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 2: Allow me to enter (Cristian, Ulrike, Gustavus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 2: You can rest assured (Ulrike, Cristian, Gustavus,Women, Servant)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 2: What brings you here to me? (Ulrike, Amelia, Gustavus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 2: Step out towards the sunset (Ulrike, Amelia, Gustavus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 2: Oh, help me, God in heaven (Amelia, Ulrike, Gustavus, Voices)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 2: Rise, great enchantress, speak to us all (Ribbing, Horn, Men, Oscar, Gustavus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 2: Do you see the furious billows abating (Gustavus, Oscar, Chorus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 2: Reckless stranger, your words are defiant (Ulrike, Gustavus, Ribbing, Oscar)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 2: Her crazy crystal-gazing (Gustavus, Ulrike, Ribbing, Horn, Oscar, Chorus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act I Scene 2: One thing you've yet to tell me (Gustavus, Ulrike, Oscar, Ribbing, Horn, Anckarstroem, Cristian, Chorus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act II: Prelude
Un ballo in maschera: Act II: Here I am in this place of retribution (Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera: Act II: When I pluck these dark stems (Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera: Act II: Here at last (Gustavus, Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera: Act II: You must know that I too have been aching (Gustavus, Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera: Act II: The sweetest words I ever heard (Gustavus, Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera: Act II: Oh God! Someone is here! (Amelia, Gustavus, Anckarstroem)
Un ballo in maschera: Act II: My friend, I ask you a personal favour (Gustavus, Anckarstroem)
Un ballo in maschera: Act II: Do you hear how the menacing voices (Amelia, Anckarstroem, Gustavus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act II: Stay close to me (Anckarstroem, Amelia, Conspirators, Ribbing, Horn)
Un ballo in maschera: Act II: We interrupt their stolen kisses (Ribbing, Horn, Anckarstroem, Amelia, Conspirators)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 1: Your offence is not forgiven (Anckarstroem, Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 1: I go, but in compassion (Amelia, Anckarstroem)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 1: Stand up! I permit you to see your son (Anckarstroem)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 1: Shame on you, who defiled my beloved (Anckarstroem)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 1: We are gathered. Now hear me (Anckarstroem)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 1: I'm with you (Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Horn)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 1: Let us all by our shame be united (Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Horn)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 1: One indulgence I ask of you (Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Horn, Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 1: So which name has been chosen? (Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Amelia, Horn)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 1: Now Oscar may enter (Anckarstroem, Oscar, Amelia, Ribbing, Horn)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 1: Ah! I know that something wonderful (Oscar, Amelia, Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Horn)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 2: Perhaps she is safely home now (Gustavus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 2: But if your light is lost to me (Gustavus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 2: Ah! She is there. How can I see her (Gustavus, Oscar)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 3: The hall is filled with laughter (Ribbing, Anckarstroem, Horn, Oscar, Chorus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 3: Why are you caring? (Oscar)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 3: The hall is filled with laughter (Anckarstroem, Oscar, Chorus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 3: Ah! You are here! ... (Amelia, Gustavus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 3: This is how I embrace you! (Anckarstroem, Gustavus, Amelia, Oscar, Chorus)
Un ballo in maschera: Act III Scene 3: She is blameless: as death approaches (Gustavus, Amelia, Oscar, Anckarstroem, Ribbing, Horn, Chorus)

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