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Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera / Muti, Arroyo, Domingo


Release Date: 09/30/1997 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 66510   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Van AllanGwynne HowellMartina ArroyoReri Grist,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Just over 10 years ago, AB welcomed this Ballo as one of the best versions available by present day Verdi standards. Now overtaken in time by the Abbado and Solti recordings, its digital remastering underlines its virtues and confirms its value among currently available versions.

This is the Ballo which, above all else, glories in Muti as an exuberant man of the theatre. The impetus with which he whips up the constituent parts of an ensemble into the vortex, and the juxtaposition of blasting tutti with slim, sweetly phrased woodwind detail, so typical of this opera, hits the ear more thrillingly than ever. So does the equally characteristic tugging undercurrent of the ballo against the intrigue of the maschera, activated by
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He provides pliant, springing support for all his singers, too: Domingo, a warm, generous Riccardo, is every bit as happy with Muti as with Abbado more recently. The same cannot be said of Martina Arroyo, the weak link on this recording. Dramatically forceful, but curiously cool and detached from the expressive nuancing of her part, she has little of the vulnerability of a Ricciarelli (Abbado), of the individuality of a Price (Solti). But, although this recording may not offer the most consistently luxurious vocal banquet, none the less, with Cossotto's stentorian Ulrica and Cappuccilli's staunch, resilient Renato, its strong sense of theatrical presence and its dramatic integrity will make it the chosen version for many new collectors.

-- Gramophone [7/1986]
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Works on This Recording

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Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Van Allan (Bass), Gwynne Howell (Bass), Martina Arroyo (Soprano),
Reri Grist (Soprano), Giorgio Giorgetti (Baritone), Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano),
Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Kenneth Collins (Tenor),
David Barrett (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1975 

Sound Samples

Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE: Preludio (Orchestra)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Posa in pace, a'bei sogni restora (Coro/Samuel/Tom)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: S'avanza il Conte (Oscar/Riccardo)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: La rivedrà nell'estasi (Riccardo/Oscar/Coro/Samuel/Tom)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Il cenno mio di là con essi attendi (Riccardo/Oscar/Renato)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Alla vita che t'arride (Renato)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Il primo giudice (Oscar/Riccardo/Giudice)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Volta la terrea (Oscar/Riccardo/Giudice/Renato/Samuel/Tom/Coro)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Ogni cura si doni al diletto (Riccardo/Renato/Oscar/Samuel/Tom/Coro)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Acte: Zitti...l'incanto non dèssi turbare...Re dell'abisso, affrettati (Coro/Ulrica)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Acte: Arrivo il primo!...E lui, è lui ne'palpitti (Riccardo/Coro/Ulrica)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Acte: Su, faterni largo, saper vo' il mio fato (Silvano/Ulrica/Riccardo)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Acte: Rallegrati ornai (Ulrica/Silvano/Riccardo/Coro/Servo)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Acte: Che v'agita così! (Ulrica/Amelia/Riccardo)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Acte: Della città all'occaso (Ulrica/Amelia/Riccardo)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Acte: Consentimi, O Signore (Ulrica/Amelia/Riccardo)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Acte: Su, profetessa, monta il treppiè (Coro/Oscar/Riccardo)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Acte: Di' tu se fedele (Riccardo/Coro)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Acte: Chi voi siate, l'audace parola (Ulrica/Riccardo/Samuel/Oscar/Coro)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Acte: E scherzo od è follia (Riccardo/Ulrica/Samuel/Tom/Oscar/Coro)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Acte: Finisi il vatcinio (Riccardo/Ulrica/Samuel/Tom/Renato/Coro/Silvano)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO SECONDO/ACT 2/VIERTER AKT/DEUXIEME ACTE: Preludio (Orchestra)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO SECONDO/ACT 2/VIERTER AKT/DEUXIEME ACTE: Ecco l'orrido campo ove s'accoppia (Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO SECONDO/ACT 2/VIERTER AKT/DEUXIEME ACTE: Ma dell'arido stelo divulsa (Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO SECONDO/ACT 2/VIERTER AKT/DEUXIEME ACTE: Teco io sto (Riccardo/Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO SECONDO/ACT 2/VIERTER AKT/DEUXIEME ACTE: Non sai tu che se l'anima mia (Riccardo/Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO SECONDO/ACT 2/VIERTER AKT/DEUXIEME ACTE: Oh, qual soave brivido (Riccardo/Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO SECONDO/ACT 2/VIERTER AKT/DEUXIEME ACTE: Ahimè! S'appressa (Amelia/Riccardo/Renato)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO SECONDO/ACT 2/VIERTER AKT/DEUXIEME ACTE: Arnico, gelosa t'affido una cura (Riccardo/Renato)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO SECONDO/ACT 2/VIERTER AKT/DEUXIEME ACTE: Odi tu come fremono cupi (Amelia/Renato/Riccardo)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO SECONDO/ACT 2/VIERTER AKT/DEUXIEME ACTE: Seguitemi
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO SECONDO/ACT 2/VIERTER AKT/DEUXIEME ACTE: Ve', se di notte qui colla sposa (Renato/Amelia/Coro/Samuel/Tom)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: A tal colpa è nulla il pianto (Renato/Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Morrò, ma prima in grazia (Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Alzati! là tuo figlio (Renato)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Eri tu che macchiavi quell'anima...O dolcezze perdute! O memorie (Renato)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Starn soli. Udite...(Renato/Tom/Samuel)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Dunque l'onta di tutti sol una (Renato/Tom/Samuel)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: D'una grazia vi supplico (Renato/Samuel/Tom/Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Qual è dunque l'eletto?...Ah! del Conte la morte si vuole! (Renato/Samuel/Tom/Amelia)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Il messaggio entri
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena prima/Scene 1/Erste Szene/Première Scène: Ah! Di che fulgor, che musiche (Renato/Oscar/Amelia/Samuel/Tom)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Scène: Forse la soglia attinee (Riccardo)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Vierte Szene/Deuxième Scène: Ma se m'è forza perditi (Riccardo/Oscar)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena terza/Scene 3/Dritte Szene/Quatrième Scène: Fervono amori e danze (Coro/Samuel/Renato/Tom/Oscar)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena terza/Scene 3/Dritte Szene/Quatrième Scène: Saper vorreste di che si veste (Oscar)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena terza/Scene 3/Dritte Szene/Quatrième Scène: Fervono amori e danze... (Coro/Renato/Oscar)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena terza/Scene 3/Dritte Szene/Quatrième Scène: Ah! perchè qui! fuggite... (Amelia/Riccardo)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena terza/Scene 3/Dritte Szene/Quatrième Scène: E tu ricevi il mio! (Renato/Riccardo/Amelia/Oscar/Coro)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster), ATTO TERZO/ACT 3/DRITTER AKT/TROISIEME ACTE, Scena terza/Scene 3/Dritte Szene/Quatrième Scène: Ella è pura: in braccio a morte (Renato/Riccardo/Amelia/Oscar/Coro)

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