Verdi, Un ballo in maschera
From the Leipzig Opera
From the Leipzig Opera House: "Un ballo in maschera" (A Masked Ball) by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Conductor: Riccardo Chailly - Stage director: Ermanno Olmi. With Massimiliano Pisapia (Riccardo), Franco Vassallo (Renato), Chiara Taigi (Amelia), Anna Maria Chiuri (Ulrica), Eun Yee You (Oscar). Boston, late 17th Century. A group of conspirators plans to overthrow governor Riccardo. He is having an affair with Amelia, the wife of his confidant and secretary Renato. When the secret is revealed, Renato joins the conspirators... The music of "A Masked Ball" counts among the best Verdi ever wrote for the operatic stage.
Massimiliano Pisapia (Riccardo)
Chor der Oper Leipzig