Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera / Pavarotti, Ricciarelli

Release Date: 4/15/2008
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B001101309
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2

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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 an interview with Luciano Pavarotti. Also interviews with Ricciarelli and James Levine.

Format: NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Region: All
Sound: LPCM Stereo/DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese
Works on This Recording
1. Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Louis Quilico (Baritone), Bianca Berini (Voice), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor: Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
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