Verdi's A Masked Ball from Stockholm

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Verdi's 'A Masked Ball' from the Royal Opera in Stockholm. Verdi's A Masked Ball from the Royal Opera in Stockholm. (Hans Nilsson)

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The original version of A Masked Ball so offended Italian censors that Verdi picked up the whole story and moved it from it's original setting in Sweden, all the way to Boston. For this presentation, the drama is back home again, at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, and set in the Swedish royal court, as the composer first intended.

Cast:

Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi

Gustavo, King of Sweden: Andrea Caré

Amelia: Emma Vetter

Ankarström: Frederik Zetterström

Oscar: Marianne Hellgren Staykov

Ulrica: Susanne Resmark

Judge: Magnus Kyhle

Christian: Anton Eriksson

Ribbing: John Erik Eleby

Horn: Lennart Forsén

Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus

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