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Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera

Live from the Met

Saturday 5 January 2008 18:30-22:00 (Radio 3)

A cautionary tale about the perils of mixing love and politics, Verdi's opera is a masterpiece of musical variety. The story, based on the assassination of the Swedish King Gustavus III, unfolds with gripping dramatic intensity, and Piero Faggioni's production features a stellar international cast.

Including the Met Opera Quiz, hosted by mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, and backstage interviews with some of the artists.

Presented from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York by Margaret Juntwait.

Duration:

3 hours 30 minutes

Playlist:

Amelia ...... Michèle Crider (soprano)
Oscar ...... Ofelia Sala (soprano)
Ulrica ...... Stephanie Blythe (mezzo-soprano)
Riccardo ...... Salvatore Licitra (tenor)
Renato ...... Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)
Silvano ...... Jeff Mattsey (baritone)
Sam ...... Hao Jiang Tian (bass)
Tom ...... Andrew Gangestad (bass)
Judge ...... Mark Schowalter (tenor)
Servant ...... Charles Anthony (tenor)
Chorus and Orchestra of New York Metropolitan Opera
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)




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