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‘Un Ballo in Maschera’ live from the Met

December 6, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents The Met: Live in HD's "Un Ballo in Maschera" by Giuseppe Voigt" at 12:55 p.m. Saturday.

The Met presents a new production of "Un Ballo in Maschera," Verdi's classic drama of political intrigue and thwarted romance, staged by acclaimed opera director David Alden and led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for LPCA members and $12 for students 18 and under. Series tickets are also available for those wishing to attend six operas throughout the course of the season. Themed box lunches from Saranac Sourdough are available to order at the box office prior to the performance and will be delivered for intermission. Call LPCA at 518-523-2512 for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as Count Anckarstrom Nov. 1 in Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
(Photo — Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)

Some of the Met's leading Verdi stars take on the central roles in the opera's love triangle: Marcelo Alvarez as the ill-fated King Gustavo III; Dmitri Hvorostovsky as his best friend and eventual rival, Count Anckarstrom; and Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, Anckarstrom's wife and the object of the king's secret passion. Kathleen Kim sings the coloratura role of Oscar, Gustavo's page, and Stephanie Blythe is Mme. Ulrica Arvidsson, a fortune teller with ominous news for the king.

Soprano Deborah Voigt hosts the transmission and conducts backstage interviews with the stars. Running time: approximately 204 minutes, including two intermissions.

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