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Un Ballo is a Winner

By flfbreck
Written August 21, 2014
Un Ballo in Maschera is wonderful. Some of the choreography is a bit over the top and some of the sets are a bit spare, but the music and acting are first class.
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Un Ballo in Maschera - WOW

By emstev6
Written September 20, 2014
How can you go wrong--sublime Verdi music plus fabulous singers, who are also wonderful actors. In particular Sondra Radvanovsky. I have never seen such emoting and such passion. She makes Amelia seem so real. Her voice is exquisite. And then there is the incomparable Dimitri Hvorostovsky--just the expressions on his face alone can convey everything he is feeling and, in turn, makes you feel. He give such a powerful performance. One reviewer criticized Stephanie Blythe's weight. What? Even if you are thinking it, don't say it. Such opinions should be kept to oneself. This is her body--her business. I had never seen this opera and was only vaguely familiar with the music. It was such an intense and moving experience--I was crying at the end. (Some of those tears was sadness that it was over). This is my third HD opera this season. I am loving each one This is by far the best season yet. Kudos to Peter Gelb--and please keep them coming..
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Ballo IN Maschera

By konstantin_e
Written December 09, 2012
I like it very much. I like the theatre also and the seats are comfortable. As a matter of fact I will get more ticket HD tickets.
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ballo in maschera

By momm
Written December 09, 2012
I thought the singing and acting were terrific. I would prefer it in original time frame. parts of it reminded me of Mahagony with furniture by Ikea. Stephanie bly should lose weight
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One of Verdi's Best, IMHO

By haudidodi
Written August 30, 2014
Great cast/chemistry. Wonderful example of simultaneous ensemble singing. Amasing set design and coreography. Although it gets "dark" -- doesn't all Verdi -- something yougsters could enjoy.
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