Un Ballo in maschera

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Giuseppe Verdi


Francesco Maria Piave


17 February 1859, Rome (Teatro Apollo)




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About the opera Un Ballo in maschera

Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi with text by Antonio Somma. The libretto is loosely based on an 1833 play, Gustave III, by French playwright Eugène Scribe who wrote about the historical assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden. The subject was well known and had been used by other composers, including Daniel Auber, for his 1833 opera, Gustave III, ou Le bal masqué and later by Saverio Mercadante for his Il reggente in 1843.
In 1792, the King of Sweden, Gustav III, was killed, the result of a political conspiracy against him. He was shot while attending a masked ball and died 13 days later from his wounds. For the libretto, Scribe retained the names of some of the historical figures involved, the conspiracy, and the killing at the masked ball. The rest of the play - the characterizations, the romance, the fortune-telling, etc. - is Scribe's invention and the opera is not historically accurate.
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Roles in Un Ballo in maschera

Riccardo Tenor
Amelia Soprano
Renato Baritone
Oscar Soprano
Ulrica Contralto
A judge Tenor
Silvano Bass
Servant Tenor

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Arias from Un Ballo in maschera
Duets from Un Ballo in maschera

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1OvertureBallo in maschera, UnVerdi1.01instrumentaln/aItaliann/a
2Posa in pace a bei sogni ristoraBallo in maschera, UnVerdi1.02B BItalianSamuel/Tom
3S'avanza il ConteBallo in maschera, UnVerdi1.03S TItalianOscar/Riccardo
4Amelia ah dessa ancorBallo in maschera, UnVerdi1.04-1 ariatenorItalianRiccardo/Samuel
5La rivedra nell'estasiBallo in maschera, UnVerdi1.04-2 aria,choirtenorItalianRiccardo
6Il cenno mio di la con essi attendiBallo in maschera, UnVerdi1.05-1 trioT S BrItalianRiccardo/Oscar/Renato
7Libero e il varco a voiBallo in maschera, UnVerdi1.05-2 T S BrItalianRiccardo/Oscar/Renato
8Alla vita che t'arrideBallo in maschera, UnVerdi1.06ariabaritoneItalianRenato
9Il primo giudiceBallo in maschera, UnVerdi1.07trioS T TItalianOscar/Riccardo/A judge