Un Ballo in Maschera

Un Ballo in Maschera

Sat, 06/11/2011 - 1:00pm

Pictured: Sondra Radvanovsky, Frank Lopardo, Kathleen Kim

Photo credit: Dan Rest

Conspiracies and scheming abound in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera.

Classical 91.5 continues its Saturday afternoon presentation of operas with Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, airing Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1.

In Un Ballo in Maschera conspirators want the monarch dead — and suspected adultery plays right into their murderous plans. The king is in love with his best friend's wife — and she's in love with him. Desperate to extinguish her ardor, she turns to a sorceress for help — but too late! The secret's out and a devastated husband takes his revenge!

The opera stars Frank Lopardo as Gustavo, Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, Mark Delavan as Renato, Stephanie Blythe as Ulrica, and Kathleen Kim as Oscar.

Lyric Opera of Chicago, founded in 1954, is one of the world's greatest opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Over the past two decades the company has achieved unparalleled success in its ticket sales, averaging 100% attendance from 1988-2002, and more than 90% attendance since that time. Lyric Opera is also distinguished for having operated in the black for 22 of the past 23 years.



Error in broadcast of Un Ballo in Maschera.

Thank you to all the opera fans who noticed a problem with Saturday's broadcast. We just received this notice from the distributor.

The WFMT Radio Network would like to alert you to an error in last Saturday’s LOC program, Un Ballo in Maschera.

The error was the omission of Scene 1 in Act III.  The error was on our end and we regret that it happened.  If you have received feedback from listeners about the omission please let them know it was a mistake on our part.  In the more than three decades we've been offering Lyric Opera broadcasts this is the first time anything like this happened and, again, we're very sorry.