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Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera (Blu-ray) | Opus Arte OABD7048D

Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera (Blu-ray)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OABD7048D

Barcode: 0809478070481

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 4th January 2010

Contents

Artists

Marcelo Alvarez
Violeta Urmana
Marco Vratogna
Elena Zaremba
Alessandra Marianelli
Borja Quiza
Miguel Sola
Scott Wilde
Orlando Niz
Cesar San Martin
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

Conductor

Jesus Lopez Cobos

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Un ballo in maschera

Artists

Marcelo Alvarez
Violeta Urmana
Marco Vratogna
Elena Zaremba
Alessandra Marianelli
Borja Quiza
Miguel Sola
Scott Wilde
Orlando Niz
Cesar San Martin
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

Conductor

Jesus Lopez Cobos

About

Passion, loyalty and political conspiracy are the three pillars of Un ballo in maschera (1859), the ‘most operatic of all operas’. Set in XIX century Boston, Mario Martone’s athmospheric production for the Teatro Real in Madrid brings out all the innate theatricality and drama of Verdi’s work.

World famous Argentinean tenor Marcelo Álvarez in the role of Riccardo leads a fabulous cast including Lithuanian soprano Violeta Urmana as his love Amelia and Elena Zaremba playing the witch Ulrica.

Jesús López Cobos conducts the Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a performance that shows the lyricism and grandeur of this beautiful work, which marries grand opera and opera comique features with Verdi's classical Italian opera tradition.

Cast:
- Riccardo: Marcelo Álvarez
- Amelia: Violeta Urmana
- Renato: Marco Vratogna
- Ulrico: Elena Zaremba
- Oscar: Alessandra Marianelli
- Silvano: Borja Quiza
- Samuel: Miguel Sola
- Tom: Scott Wilde
- A Judge: Orlando Niz
- Amelia’s Servant: César San Martín

Stage Director: Mario Martone

Extra features:
- Illustrated synopsis
- Cast gallery

Recorded live at the Teatro Real, Madrid, on the 25th & 28th September 2008.

Marcelo Ávarez surely has the most beautiful tenor voice to be heard today in any opera house… Violeta Urmana is one of the few dramatic sopranos regularly active just now and it is a pleasure to listen to her in such a demanding part as Amelia… Young Alessandra Marianelli made an exemplary Oscar, both as an actress and as a very accomplished singer. The role fits her like a glove and she was perfect… The orchestra gave a very good performance and the Chorus was on top form.’ - Seen & Heard

Running time: 144 mins
Region code: All regions
Video codec: AVC/MPEG-4
Disc size: BD50
Picture format: 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Sound format: 5.1 PCM
Menu language: EN
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

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