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opera Verdi's Un ballo in maschera Ermanno Olmi (stage director), Riccardo Chailly (conductor) – With Massimiliano Pisapia (Riccardo), Franco Vassallo (Renato), Chiara Taigi (Amelia)

Ermanno Olmi (stage director), Riccardo Chailly (conductor) – With Massimiliano Pisapia (Riccardo), Franco Vassallo (Renato), Chiara Taigi (Amelia)

Verdi's Un ballo in maschera Ermanno Olmi (stage director), Riccardo Chailly (conductor) – With Massimiliano Pisapia (Riccardo), Franco Vassallo (Renato), Chiara Taigi (Amelia)

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On March 29, 1792, the king of Sweden Gustav III was assassinated during a masked ball at Stockholm’s Royal Opera as part of a plot designed by the Swedish nobility’s fear of losing their privileges. In 1859, Verdi created a new operatic version of the same story, this time set in the United States. Antonio Somma’s libretto took its inspiration from that of Eugène Scribe, set to music 20 years earlier by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber. The triumph of Un ballo in maschera arises not so much from its truthful retelling of the original story but rather from “the virtuosity with which Verdi integrates the vocabulary of opera buffa into a tragic story, by mixing in, among other things, obvious French influences and drawing as much on opéra-comique as on bel canto opera.” (Piotr Kaminski)  

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Cast

  • Ermanno Olmi | Stage director
  • Arnaldo Pomodoro | Stage design, Costumes
  • Massimiliano Pisapia | Riccardo
  • Franco Vassallo | Renato
  • Chiara Taigi | Amelia
  • Anna Maria Chiuri | Ulrica
  • Eun Yee You | Oscar
  • Leipzig Ballet
  • Chor der Oper Leipzig
  • Romano Gandolfi | Chorus director
  • Sören Eckhoff | Chorus director

Program

  • Giuseppe Verdi, Un ballo in maschera
    • I, No. 1 - Prelude
    • I, No. 2 - Introduction Chorus : "Posa in pace"
    • I, No. 3 - Scene and aria di sortita : "S'avanza il Conte!"
    • I, No. 4 - Scene and cantabile : "Il cenno mio di là con essi attendi"
    • I, No. 5 - Scene : "Il primo Giudice."
    • I, No. 5 - Cavatina : "Volta la terrea fronte alle stelle"
    • I, No. 6 - Stretta of Introduction : "Sia condannata."
    • I, No. 7 - Invocation : "Zitti... L'incanto non dèssi turbare"
    • I, No. 8 - Scene : "Arrivo il primo!"
    • I, No. 9 - Scene : "Su, fatemi largo, saper vo’ il mio fato"
    • I, No. 10 - Scene and Trio : "Che v'agita così?"
    • I, No. 11 - Scene and Canzone : "Su, profetessa, monta il treppiè"
    • I, No. 12 - Scene : "Chi voi siate, l'audace parola"
    • I, No. 12 - Quintet : "È scherzo od è follia"
    • I, No. 13 - Scene (Finale I) : "Finisci il vaticinio"
    • I, No. 13 - Hymn of Praise (Finale I) : "O figlio d'Inghilterra"
    • II, No. 14 - Prelude
    • II, No. 14 - Scene : "Ecco l'orrido campo"
    • II, No. 14 - Aria : "Ma dall'arido stelo"
    • II, No. 15 - Duet : "Teco io sto"
    • II, No. 16 - Scene : "Ahimè! S'appressa alcun!"
    • II, No. 16 - Trio : "Odi tu come fremono"
    • II, No. 17 - Scene and Chorus (Finale II) : "Seguitemi"
    • II, No. 18 - Quartet (Finale II) : "Ve’, se di notte qui colla sposa"
    • III, No. 19 - Scene : "A tal colpa è nulla il pianto"
    • III, No. 19 - Aria : "Morrò, ma prima in grazia"
    • III, No. 20 - Scene : "Alzati! là tuo figlio"
    • III, 2 : "Eri tu che macchiavi"
    • III, No. 21 - Conspiracy : "Siam soli"
    • III, No. 21 - Trio and Quartet : "Dunque l'onta di tutti sol una"
    • III, No. 22 - Scene : "Alle danze questa sera"
    • III, No. 23 - Scene : "Forse la soglia attinse"
    • III, No. 23 - Romance : "Ma se m'è forza perderti"
    • III, No. 24 - Finale III : The Masked Ball, Scene and Chorus : "Ah! dessa è là"
    • III, No. 25 - Canzone (Finale III) : "Saper vorreste di che si veste"
    • III, No. 26 - Chorus and Scene (Finale III) : "Fervono amori e danze"
    • III, No. 27 & 28 - Scene, Little Duet and Chorus (Finale III) : "Ah! Perchè qui! fuggite…"
    • III, No. 29 - Final Scene : "Ella è pura"

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Don Kent
  • Venue: Leipzig Opera (Leipzig, Germany)
  • Production date: 2005
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min
  • Production: © EuroArts
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, FR, ES, IT, DE
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