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The Met Season Begins!

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photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
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Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."
Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast season begins with a new production of Verdi's dramatic Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball). It's based loosely on actual events surrounding the assassination of Sweden's King Gustave III at a masked ball in 1792. The Met's new production updates the setting to the early 20th century.

Playlist

Un Ballo in Maschera
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble Metropolitain Opera Orchestra
Conductor Fabio Luisi
Album Live from the Metropolitain Opera

Four Sacred Pieces
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Stephen Cleobury
Album Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Record Label ARGO