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Un Ballo in Maschera Met

The Case for Obstructed-View Seats

David Browning | Posted 02.02.2013 | Arts
David Browning

For any opera to defy the Met's attempts at complete destruction and yet allow me to leave humming its beautiful melodies instead of fuming about the production is remarkable.

Verdi Gets Weird

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Un Ballo in Maschera, Verdi's stirring drama of assignation and assassination, returned to the Metropolitan Opera stage last night in a beautifully sung yet puzzling new production that will likely only add fuel to the debate on modern operatic stagings.

'Verdi' Like You've Never Seen It

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Part film noir, part surrealistic nightmare, David Alden's new production of Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" is dominated by a single ...