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Rigoletto (1851)
Il trovatore (1853)
La traviata (1853)
Les vêpres siciliennes (1855)
Un ballo in maschera (1859)
La forza del destino (1862)
Aida (1871)
Otello (1887)

“Un ballo in maschera” by Giuseppe Verdi

A Masked Ball, Ein Maskenball, Un bal masqué, Бал-маскарад

Premiere / date of written: 17 February 1859

Opera received its premiere performance at the Teatro Apollo in Rome on 17 February 1859 and was immediately successful. This opera was first seen in New York its US premiere on 11 February 1861 and in the UK on 15 June of that year.

Libretti

# Language Authors
1 Italian Antonio Somma
2 German
3 English
4 French
5 Russian

original libretto
line-by-line of the original libretto

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Audio recordings

Year Cast Conductor, Opera chorus and orchestra, Director Label Buy
1956 Giuseppe di Stefano,
Maria Callas,
Tito Gobbi
Eugenia Ratti,
Fedora Barbieri
Antonino Votto
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
Audio CD: EMI Classics Cat: EX 290925-5 Amazon.com
1980 Plácido Domingo,
Katia Ricciarelli,
Renato Bruson,
Edita Gruberová,
Elena Obraztsova
Claudio Abbado
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
Audio CD: Deutsche Grammophon Cat: 453 148-2 Amazon.com
1991 Luciano Pavarotti,
Aprile Millo,
Leo Nucci,
Harolyn Blackwell,
Florence Quivar
James Levine
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon Cat: 073 029-9 (Europe); DG 001086309 (073 4455) Amazon.com

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