The Metropolitan Opera: Un Ballo in Maschera Synopsis
Marcelo Álvarez and Sondra Radvanovsky star in Verdi's tale of jealousy and revenge.

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Un Ballo in Maschera

By krfreeman39
I thoroughly enjoyed. Beautiful production. First act was dark but the remaining acts were fabulous. I love the intermissions with the behind-the-scenes views of the Met. So interesting....

The Metropolitan opera: Un Ballo in Maschera

By willrog
Of all Met HD Simulcasts "The Mascarade Ball" by Giuseppe Verdi, WINS The Award for best cinematography, directing, and casting All Star Cast singing and orchestra! So often, and usually these Met...

Ballo in Maschera

By rcommanday
This was one of the more stupid productions I have seen in 38 years as a music criticv. , of an opera I know from memory. Well-sung and conducted but stupidly directed....

as usual, professional reviewers are clueless

By rinsecycle
The opera exceeded my expectations....having read some negative reviews. I did not mind the time frame switch or the uncolorful sets, especially since I had not seen it before. A reviewer...

A bungled Ballo

By leporello
This was the most disappointing Met HD telecast. WHAT was Gelb thinking? The singing was excellent, but the production didn't work and was so silly in so many ways. I felt sorry for the singers...

Great Singing, So-So Sound

By cybernutte
This was the 4th performance of Un Ballo in Maschera that I've seen, and it was by far the best sung. My only disappointment was in the sound quality, especially in the first act. Other Live in HD...

Un Ballo in Maschera

By shershap
If you love opera, go to see it. If you don't love opera, go to see it. Nowadays, with subtitles, you follow every plot twist. Also, nowadays, the singers are not only fabulous singers, but are...

Un Ballo in Maschera

By fiorej02
Some very beautiful singing; however, a bit too heavy and not very good diction. Could hardly tell it was in Italian. New production very stark and rather cold to me. Prefer the traditional....

Must See Updated Verdi !!

By wcoperabuff1
David Alden's resetting of this new production to late 1920's Stockholm, with marvelously creative sets by Steinberg and gorgeous costumes by Reiffenstuel, works beautifully, as did the very...

Un Ballo in Maschera

By inantsy32
The singing was good, the direction was ludicrous. This is exactly what keeps opera goers away. Amalia going to the gallows hill (which has a shiny, alabaster-type of ground with a small herb on it)...

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