Un Ballo in Maschera

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Photograph: Ken Howard
Un Ballo in Maschera
Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center), Upper West Side Until Saturday May 9 2015
David Alden's experimentally noir-ish setting of Verdi's tale of love and betrayal is one of the Met's most talked-about new productions in recent years. James Levine conducts the opening of this revival, which stars house regulars Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Sondra Radvanovsky. Bone up on the traditional version of the plot beforehand—and be ready for some surprises in the course of this staging.
Venue name: Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center)
Address: Columbus Ave between Broadway and W 62nd St
New York

Transport: Subway: 1 to 66th St–Lincoln Ctr
Price: $27–$460
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