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Un Ballo in Maschera, Grange Park Opera, GPO, June 2018

In staging Verdi’s¬†Ballo in Maschera¬†about the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden, the first decision is whether to set it in its originally intended milieu or follow Verdi, compelled by the censors to avoid a regicide on stage. As a result he set it in America with Gustav as Riccardo, governor of Boston. Stephen …

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