Friday, November 30, 2012

Un Ballo in Maschera

The Metropolitan Opera is having a production of Un Ballo in Maschera. The stunning cast includes Sondra Radvanovsky, Marcelo Alvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Stephanie Blythe, and Kathleen Kim. The conductor is Fabio Luisi. You can read the synopsis here.

Luciano Pavarotti, featured in the video, was a very famous tenor. He was born and died and Modena, (October 12. 1935 - September 6. 2007). His mother worked at the same tobacco factory as Mirella Freni's, (Fregna's) mother did. (Just like Carmen from Bizet's Carmen.) Mirella Freni gave an interview to the Russian press, and there she stated that it is very rare for the soprano to be friends with the tenor.  

 You can enjoy more operatic posts on the Freako Diva.

Written by: Rubina Rostoman

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