Un ballo in maschera



The opera Un ballo in maschera(A Masked Ball) was composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Eugène Scribe and Antonio Somma It was first performed at Teatro Apollo in Rome (Italy) on 1859-02-17 and published by Ricordi. The opera is set in Boston.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Amelia, Renato's wife (Soprano)
  • Amelia's servant (Tenor)
  • Judge (Tenor)
  • Oscar, A page (Soprano)
  • Renato, A Creole, Riccardo's secretary (Baritone)
  • Riccardo, Count of Warwick, Governor of Boston (Tenor)
  • Samuel, Enemy of the Count (Bass)
  • Silvano, A sailor (Bass)
  • Tom, Enemy of the Count (Bass)
  • Ulrica, A negro fortune-teller (Contralto)



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