Anna Pirozzi is Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera at the Verdi Festival in Parma. Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi of 1859, the text, by Antonio Somma, based on the libretto by Eugène Scribe for the opera in five acts by Daniel Auber of 1833, Gustave III, ou Le bal masqué. The plot concerns the assassination in 1792 of King Gustav III of Sweden who was shot, following a political conspiracy, while participating in a masquerade ball, dying of wounds thirteen days later. Verdi’s opera and its libretto, underwent a significant series of transformations and title changes, caused by a combination of censorship regulations in both Naples and Rome, as well as the political situation in France in January 1858. Musical director is M°Roberto Abbado, tenor Piero Pretti, baritone Enkhbat Amartuvshin.


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