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Un Ballo in Maschera, Metropolitan Opera live cinema relay, December 2012

David Alden’s vivid production of Verdi’s Ballo, portrays the main characters Riccardo and Renato in their historical roles as the Swedish king Gustav III and his murderer Anckarstr√∂m. The assassination took place at a masked ball, and in an account written by a Polish officer who was present, the king¬†received an anonymous warning “N’allez pas …

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