Assassination at the Met Tonight

A great free opera resource that I forgot about, the Met Opera streams select performances from each season online.  I just remembered about this after missing a full month of live streams, but tonight they’re streaming Verdi‘s Un Ballo in Maschera, starting at 7:25, so a good place to pick up.

Gustav III assassination illustrationArtist unknown, but Copyright Bettmann/CORBIS

Here’s a video preview of the new production, and the full season schedule of web streams, which I’ll be adding to my free Opera resources page.

The opera is based on the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden during a masked ball.  So a belated case of the Halloweens, and another case of “they had royalty”?

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