Un ballo in maschera in Miami - September 20, 2014

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The story of a king who falls in love with his best friend's wife, Un ballo in maschera recounts the assassination in 1792 of King Gustav III of Sweden, who unwisely attends a masked ball where he finds his life to be in danger. Initially blocked by censors who refused to allow a monarch to be killed on stage, Verdi wrote his way out of their requirements by changing the setting to colonial Boston and giving the characters American names.

Miami Lyric Opera's production features an orchestra and chorus, and will be performed in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Cost: 25.00

Location: Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd, Miami, Florida

Source: http://miami.eventful.com/

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