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Verdi: Un ballo in maschera DVD (The Royal Opera)

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.

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
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
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Director: Otto Schenk

Picture: 4:3
Sound: PCM stereo
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 138 mins
This recording features burnt-in English subtitles.