Friday, September 21, 2007

Verdi's A Masked Ball

A love triangle, a forbidden passion, and a fortune-teller's horrifying prediction are woven into a tangled web of jealousy, vengeance and murder at a lavish masked ball. Tenor Ramón Vargas ("the sheer beauty of his sound was thrilling" - Houston Chronicle) returns to HGO as Riccardo, while soprano Tamara Wilson makes her role debut as Amelia. Carlo Guelfi ("tremendous" - The New York Times) and contralto Ewa Podles ("uninhibited and vocally thrilling" - The New York Times) star as Ulrica and Renato. Patrick Summers leads the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Verdi's A Masked Ball
Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2007
www.houstongrandopera.org
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