Un Ballo In Maschera

By Martamite
Written February 21, 2017
The Met is continuing to improve on its casting and productions. Everyone seemed to enjoy this production. Changing the era worked very nicely; acting and singing great. The theater was a bit chilly. The person in charge was very nice and helpful to all.
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Un Ballo in Maschera

By movieoperalover
Written May 25, 2016
SAT.DEC 8TH TOOK A FREIND TO SEE VERDI'S BALLO IN MASCHERA AT BROADWAY 13TH STREET JUST OFF UNION SQUARE. BEAUTIFUL MUSIC SPOILT BY MUCH TOO HIGH VOLUME....MANY PEOPLE WERE COMPLAINING. THE VOLUME WAS SO HIGH THAT THE VOICES WERE DISTORTED. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE WERE SO UPSET THEY WENT OUT TO COMPLAIN. THE USHERS, WHO SAID THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO ABOUT IT. .OUT OF THEIR CONTROL. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO IS IN CONTROL OF THE VOLUME IN THE HD MOVIES, WHO TO TALK TO ABOUT THE VOLUME? AFTER ALL WE PAY EXTRA TO HEAR THE OPERA IN HD, SO IT WAS VERY UPSETTING TO HAVE THE BEAUTIFUL VOICES RUINED. WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT THE VOLUME? WANT TO COME BACK NEXT WEEK FOR AIDA!. KATHERINE MANISCO.
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Un Ballo in Maschera - WOW

By emstev6
Written June 25, 2016
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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One of Verdi's Best, IMHO

By haudidodi
Written February 19, 2017
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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un ballo in maschera

By ehymes
Written August 16, 2016
Magnificent cast! Didn't think that I would like the production but, it really was done well and the transformation to a more modern era was not at all disturbing. Highly recommended
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