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Gustavus III., or, The masked ball

Gustavus III., or, The masked ball

grand tragic opera in five acts with ballet

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Published by Volksfreund] in [Cincinnati, Ohio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Operas -- Librettos

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    Other titlesGustavus III, The masked ball
    Statementfrom the French by E. Scribe ; music by D.F.E. Auber ; translated by H.A. Rattermann
    SeriesEnglish and American drama of the nineteenth century
    ContributionsRattermann, H. A. 1832-1923, Scribe, Eugène, 1791-1861
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination40 p
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15205954M

    The great “Teco io sto/Gran Dio” love duet between him and Amelia (as sung by April Mille) while sung well is almost lifeless. Mr. Pavarotti hardly casts a glance in the direction of Amelia while he apparently strains to look at the prompter’s box. At the masked ball in Act III he looks more like a beached whale than a dying monarch. In a second coup, Gustavus strengthened () the regal authority. The following year he defeated the Russians, who then entered a defensive alliance with him. He was attempting to form a coalition to intervene in the French Revolution in favor of the royalists when he was assassinated at a masked ball by a representative of the nobles.

    malcontented nobleman, Johan Jaboc Anckarström, shot Gustav in the back at a midnight masquerade at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. Gustav died on March 29th. Considering how much Gustav loved opera, perhaps it is appropriate that his assassination inspired Verdi's opera, Un Ballo in Maschera (The Masked Ball). Bibliography Anderson, Ingvar.   On Thursday, the American Alden, 63, made his belated debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York with Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” (A Masked Ball). What a plum assignment.

    Radvanovsky, Alvarez: Gimmickry for its own sake. Most critics greeted the Met's new production of A Masked Ball with praise for the singing and catcalls for the production. The Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns even opened his review with, "Well, the singing was good." I'd put it the other way around. The singing had its great moments, but disappointing ones as well. Download this stock image: The assassination of Gustav III of Sweden by Jacob Johan Anckarström during a masked ball took place at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm at midnight on 16 March The king had not been shot dead; he was alive and continued to function as head of state. The coup was a failure in the short run. However, the wound became infected, and on 29 March, the king.


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Gustave III, ou Le bal masqué (Gustavus III, or The Masked Ball) is an opéra historique or grand opera in five acts by Daniel Auber, with a libretto by Eugène Scribe Contents 1 Performance history. Get this from a library. Gustavus III., or, The masked ball: grand tragic opera in five acts with ballet.

[D F E Auber; H A Rattermann; Eugène Scribe]. Get this from a library. Gustavus the Third, or, The masked ball: a grand opera in three acts. [D F E Auber; J R Planché; T Cooke; Eugène Scribe]. Gustavus the Third, or, The masked ball!: an historical drama in three acts. [H M Milner] from the prompter's book." "To which is [sic] added description of the costume, The masked ball book of the characters, the whole of the stage business, situations, entrances, exits, properties and directions." Gustavus the Third Masked ball Gustavus III.

Notated Music Life is at the best but dancing [from] Gustavus the third, or, The masked ball Enlarge View 5 images in sequence. Download. Download this stock image: The assassination of Gustavus III by Anckarström at a masked ball at the Royal Opera House, The masked ball book, Sweden, 16 March Gustav III, – King of Sweden.

Jacob Johan Anckarström, – Swedish military officer. - GG3HCW from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. Gustav III (24 January [O.S. 13 January] – 29 March ) note on dates was King of Sweden from until his assassination in He was the eldest son of Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden and Queen Louise Ulrika (a sister of King Frederick the Great of Prussia), and a first cousin of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia by reason of their common descent from Christian August of.

The masked ball book Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe text, by Antonio Somma, was based on Eugène Scribe's libretto for Daniel Auber's five act opera, Gustave III, ou Le bal masqué.

The plot concerns the assassination in of King Gustav III of Sweden who was shot, as the result of a political conspiracy, while attending a masked ball, dying of. Verdi: Masked Ball. Chandos: CHAN Buy 2 CDs or download online. Susan Patterson (Amelia), Linda Richardson (Oscar), Jill Grove (Mme & Ulrike Arvidson), Dennis O’Neill (Gustavus III of Sweden), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Count Anckerström), Christopher Purves (Count Ribbing); Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Parry.

It’s nice to see Minnesota Opera staging Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball). Minnesota Opera’s decision to return the opera to its original setting in the glittering court of Sweden’s King Gustavus III was apt.

(The censors in Rome forced Verdi to change the location to colonial Boston, with the king demoted to colonial. King Gustav III of Sweden is best known for being mortally wounded during a masked ball at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm, Sweden and dying thirteen days later.

The incident was the subject of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball). Get this from a library. Gustavus of Sweden, or, The masked ball: a historical drama in two acts. [Thomas James Thackeray]. Upon this Scribe libretto the book of "Un Ballo in Maschera" is based.

Verdi’s opera was originally called "Gustavo III," and, like the Scribe-Auber work, was written around the assassination of Gustavus III, of Sweden, who, Mawas shot in the back during a masked ball at Stockholm.

GUSTAVUS III. King of Sweden from to He was born Januand succeeded his father, Adolphus Frederick (q.v.), inat a period when the royal power had almost disappeared before the encroachments of the nobility, and the country was distracted by the strife of the rival political parties known as the “Hats” and “Caps.” (See Caps and Hats.).

The story of A Masked Ball began on Ma when a Swedish count shot the king of Sweden during a masked ball at Stockholm’s Royal Opera House. Gustavus III survived the gunshot, but his wound became infected and he died 13 days later.

The event inspired several operas and when Verdi needing a finished opera quickly, he added his music to an intact libretto for an existing opera. Press Photo Houston Grand Opera's "A Masked Ball" - hcx This is an original press photo.

Houston Grand Opera presents Verdi's "A Masked Ball;" Ma 29, 31 and April 3, Act I. Jose Carreras, Gustavus III, King of Sweden; Brent Ellis, Count Anckarstrom, Secretary to the Rating: % positive. Gustavus retreats to a corner of Urlike's cave and never seems to reemerge for the rest of the scene; his recording level is undermixed.

Also, the singers are continually a quarter beat out of sync with the offstage band in the final act. In summary, this is a disappointing rendition of A Masked Ball. Gustavus retreats to a corner of Urlike's cave and never seems to reemerge for the rest of the scene; his recording level is undermixed.

Also, the singers are continually a quarter beat out of sync with the offstage band in the final act. In summary, this is a disappointing rendition of A Masked Ball/5(4). Verdi: A Masked Ball CHAN About Chandos. About Us; Chandos Records is one of the world's premier classical music record companies, best known for.

Gustavus III is a five act opera historique by Daniel Auber. The libretto was written by Eugene Scribe, and draws on historic subject matter for its story. Gustavus III was a Swedish king, trained in the fine arts, and an accomplished writer and librettist.

and he was assassinated at a masked ball by a conspiracy of noblemen. King Gustavus III of Sweden (Ramon Vargas), third from right, puts a friendly arm around Oscar the page (Heidi Stober), in a scene from the San Francisco Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi's "A.Gustavus retreats to a corner of Urlike's cave and never seems to reemerge for the rest of the scene; his recording level is undermixed.

Also, the singers are continually a quarter beat out of sync with the offstage band in the final act. In summary, this is a disappointing rendition of A Masked Ball/5(4).Gustavus III () was king of Sweden from to He was an enlightened despot and a philosophe.

Born on Jan. 24,Gustavus III was the eldest son of Adolphus Frederick, an ineffectual king of Sweden, and Louisa Ulrika, the sister of Frederick the Great of Prussia. He was educated by Carl Gustav Tessin and Karl Scheffer, two of Sweden.