Opera in the Heights presenting Verdi's 'Un Ballo in Machera'

Feb 05, 2018 642

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) is ready to present a new look at Verdi's tale of regicide, "Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)," from Feb. 16 to 24 at Lambert Hall. Based on a true story of the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden at a masked ball during the 18th century, Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera is a tale of forbidden love, a dark prophecy, and ultimate betrayal.

"Ballo represents Verdi, the quintessential master of Italian opera, at the peak of his compositional powers," says Eiki Isomura, Artistic Director. "Every moment is charged with visceral emotion and psychological depth. It's a substantial piece that demands an exceptional cast, and I am quite in awe of the powerful, old-school vocalism these artists are bringing to their performances."

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SOURCE: https://www.chron.com/

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