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Verdi - Un ballo in maschera / Arroyo · Domingo · Cappuccilli · Cossotto · Grist · NPO · Muti

Verdi - Un ballo in maschera / Arroyo · Domingo · Cappuccilli · Cossotto · Grist · NPO · Muti
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Riccardo Muti Riccardo Muti
Covent Garden Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus of the Royal Opera House
Piero Cappuccilli Piero Cappuccilli
Fiorenza Cossotto Fiorenza Cossotto
Richard van Allan Richard van Allan


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Description: Betrayal and forgiveness are the themes of this complex opera: Amelia's betrayal of her husband, Renato (she is having an affair with Riccardo. governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony), and the betrayal and assassination of Riccardo by a group of conspirators. The libretto is better integrated than most of Verdi's operas written before Otello and Falstaff. It was originally about an historic incident, the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden, but Roman censors, nervous about royal assassinations, forced the absurd relocation of the opera to colonial Boston. The music is prime middle-period Verdi, less spectacular ... (more)
Manufacturer: Angel Records
Release date: 30 September 1997
EAN: 0724356651029 UPC: 724356651029
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