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Un ballo in maschera

  • Opera in 3 acts, Italian
  • Libretto Antonio Somma
  • Based on the historical drama Gustave III ou Le Bal masqué by Eugène Scribe
  • The title of the opera was first Gustavo III, for Naples in 1857, became Un vendetta in domino in 1858, and finally in 1859 Un ballo in maschera in an American setting with Colonial-era characters.
  • Time: The end of the 17th century. Place: Boston, Massachusetts.
  • In the original version, Gustavo III, the story develops in March 1792 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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  • First Premieres in different countries
    • Italy 17 February 1859, the world premiere at Teatro Apollo, Rome
    • Portugal: 15 April 1860, Lisbon
    • France: 13 January 1861, Paris
    • Spain: 31 January 1861, Barcelona
    • United States: 11 February 1861, New York, Academy of Music
    • Great Britan: 15 June 1861, London
    • Ireland: 25 September 1861, Dublin
    • Germany: 23 November 1861, Berlin
    • Russia: December 1861, St. Petersburg
    • Peru: 1863
    • Hungary: December 1863, Budapest
    • Austria: 1 April 1864, Vienna
    • Belgium: 9 April 1864, Brussels
    • Mexico: August 1864
    • Poland: 22 October 1865, Warsaw
    • Czech Republic: August 1866, Prague
    • Denmark: 18 May 1867, Copenhagen
    • Austrailia: 2 June 1868, Sydney
    • Egypt: Carnival 1870, Cairo
    • Brazil: 1871, Rio de Janeiro
    • Cuba: November 1872, Havana
    • Switzerland: 29 April 1873, Geneva
    • Croatia: 2 October 1877, Zagreb
    • Sweden: 1879, Stockholm
    • Slovenia: 1880, Ljubljana
    • Finland: 26 April 1922, Helsinki
    • Romania: April 1923, Bucharest
    • Bulgaria: 22 October 1926, Sofia
    • Lithuania: 30 October 1926, Kaunas
    • Estonia: 1928, Tallinn


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