Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera

February 17, 2024, 12:00 pm

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Quinn Kelsey as Anckarström and Liv Redpath as Oscar in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera)

Verdi’s kaleidoscopic drama appears at the Met for the first time since 2015, with tenor Charles Castronovo making his Met role debut as the Swedish king whose love for his friend’s wife spells his undoing. Carlo Rizzi conducts an all-star ensemble that features soprano Angela Meade as Amelia, the object of Gustavo’s affections, and reigning Verdi baritone Quinn Kelsey as her husband, Count Anckarström. David Alden’s striking production also includes mezzo-soprano Olesya Petrova as the fortune-teller Ulrica and soprano Liv Redpath in her Met debut as the precocious page Oscar.

Performance from Fall 2023. Description via Met Opera.