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Great Performances At The Met: Un Ballo In Maschera

The Met’s 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, airs on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET. Some of the Met's leading Verdi stars take on the central roles in the opera's love triangle: Marcelo Álvarez as the ill-fated King Gustavo III; Dmitri Hvorostovsky as his best friend and eventual rival, Count Anckarström; and Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, Anckarström's wife and the object of the king's secret passion.

Marcelo Álvarez as King Gustavo III and Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Marcelo Álvarez as King Gustavo III and Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia and Stephanie Blythe as Madame Ulrica Arvidsson in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia and Stephanie Blythe as Madame Ulrica Arvidsson in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Credit: Courtesy of Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström and Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström and Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Mark Schowalter as the Judge and Kathleen Kim as Oscar in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Mark Schowalter as the Judge and Kathleen Kim as Oscar in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Marcelo Álvarez (center) as King Gustavo III in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Marcelo Álvarez (center) as King Gustavo III in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" with Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström and Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia.

A scene from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" with Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström and Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia.

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (center) as Count Anckarström in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (center) as Count Anckarström in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström and Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström and Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera

Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III with Kathleen Kim as Oscar in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III with Kathleen Kim as Oscar in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Kathleen Kim as Oscar and Marcelo Álvarez as King Gustavo III in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Kathleen Kim as Oscar and Marcelo Álvarez as King Gustavo III in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" with Kathleen Kim as Oscar and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström.

A scene from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" with Kathleen Kim as Oscar and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström.

Credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

A scene from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" with Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III.

A scene from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" with Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III.

Credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" with Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström.

A scene from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" with Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström.

Credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström and Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström and Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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