Recorded live at the Teatro Real, Madrid, on the 25th & 28th September 2008.
Marcelo Álvarez (Riccardo), Violeta Urmana (Amelia), Marco Vratogna (Renato), Elena Zaremba (Ulrica), Alessandra Marianelli (Oscar), Borja Quiza (Silvano), Miguel Sola (Samuel), Scott Wilde (Tom), Orlando Niz (Judge), César San Martín (Amelia's servant)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real (Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Chorus), Jesús López Cobos (conductor) & Mario Martone (stage director)
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
Passion, loyalty and political conspiracy are the three pillars of Un ballo in maschera (1859), the ‘most operatic of all operas’. Set in XIX century Boston, Mario Martone’s athmospheric production for the Teatro Real in Madrid brings out all the innate theatricality and drama of Verdi’s work. World famous Argentinean tenor Marcelo Álvarez in the role of Riccardo leads a fabulous cast including Lithuanian soprano Violeta Urmana as his love Amelia and Elena Zaremba playing the witch Ulrica. Jesús López Cobos conducts the Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a performance that shows the lyricism and grandeur of this beautiful work, which marries grand opera and opera comique features with Verdi's classical Italian opera tradition.
Running time 144 mins
Region code All regions
Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format 5.1 Half DTS Surround / PCM Stereo
Menu language EN
“[Renato] is given a careful, possibly subtle reading by Marco Vratogna...You won't be short-changed by this DVD”
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