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Bland Ballo

Upheaval seems to be baked into Verdi’s 1859 opera¬†Un ballo in maschera: it was begun as a tale about a Swedish king, shifted briefly (in conception) to Germany, then finally premiered as featuring colonial Boston. 647 more words

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Backward Ballo

The ROH isn’t having a great start to the season.¬† One or two good revivals can’t overcome three pretty ropey new productions, the latest of which is the… 805 more words

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