Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera (Blu-ray)
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Cat No: 109105
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 1st June 2015
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Legendary Performances Series
The outstanding production of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera at the Salzburg Festival 1989/90 was Herbert von Karajan's legacy to the Festival.
Supported by a cast of superlative actor-singers in opulent scenery, Sir Georg Solti agreed to conduct the opera at short notice after Karajan's unexpected death in 1989. The production had been expected to be a highlight in Karajan's series of Verdi operas at Salzburg. But this was not to be: stage rehearsals had already begun for the opening performance of the 1989 festival when Karajan died on 16 July. So it was extraordinarily lucky that a conductor of Sir Georg Solti's standing was prepared to undertake the task just a week before the premiere, and with the whole world watching.
He and the staging by Hollywood film director John Schlesinger were acclaimed by audience and press alike.
Director: John Schlesinger
Recorded: Salzburger Festspiele, 1990
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Original Language: IT
Subtitles: IT, GB, DE, FR, ES, CN
Running Time: 145 mins
Resolution: 1080i High Definition (Upscale)
Blu-ray Disc 25 GB (Single Layer)
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