VERDI Un Ballo In Maschera. Placido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Piero Cappuccilli etc. Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Claudio Abbado. Opus Arte DVD
Un Ballo In Maschera
The Royal Opera
Gustavus III [Gustavo] - Plácido Domingo
Amelia - Katia Ricciarelli
Anckarström [Renato] - Piero Cappuccilli
Oscar Reri - Grist
Madame Arvidson [Ulrica] - Elizabeth Bainbridge
Count Ribbing [Samuel] - Gwynne Howell
Count Horn [Tom] - Paul Hudson
Christian [Silvano] - William Elvin
Amelia's Servant - John Carr
Arnfelt, Minister of Justice - Francis Egerton
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Claudio Abbado
Director - Otto Schenk
Illicit love, suspicion, deception and supernatural portents of doom lead to a shocking drama at a masked ball in 1790s Sweden. The incomparable Plácido Domingo stars as the dashing King Gustavus III, whose reforms have inspired talk of assassination among the conservative nobility. Katia Ricciarelli is Gustavus’s beloved Amelia, married to his closest friend, Anckarström, sung by Piero Cappuccilli. Claudio Abbado conducts the distinguished cast, supported by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Royal Opera Chorus, in Otto Schenk’s classic production of this Verdi favourite for The Royal Opera. This recording, with English subtitles, is preserved in its original Standard Definition and 4:3 picture format.
- Stars Plácido Domingo; conducted by Claudio Abbado.
- A release that has not been available internationally for many years.
- This recording features burnt-in English subtitles.
Running time: 138 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Sound format: PCM stereo
Opus Arte DVD OA1236D
|Awards||Gramophone DVD of the Month|
|Release Period||May 2017|