A Masked Ball

Un ballo in maschera
Giuseppe Verdi

  • “In decorous rows and wearing elaborate masks, fine men and ladies of Boston high society danced across the stage in last Saturday’s performance, led by the gifted conductor Valery Ryvkin. Richard Crawley, as Riccardo, commanded the stage with ease and sang with compelling rapture. Fabiana Bravo, as Amelia, returned his love with such beauty that the audience immediately understood [their relationship]. Every element of this production came together; the cast, the set, the conducting, the music, and the direction by the artful Yefim Maizel.”
    – Charles Donelan / SB Independent

Direction

Valéry Ryvkin

Valéry Ryvkin

 

Conductor / Carmen

Jan/Feb 2002

 

Conductor / The Barber of Seville

May 2001

 

Conductor / La traviata

December 2000

 

Conductor / La Cenerentola

Mar/Apr 2000

 

Conductor / Le nozze di Figaro

Jan/Feb 2000

 

Conductor /
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

October 1999

 

Conductor / Madama Butterfly

May 1999

 

Conductor / Il trovatore

January 1999

 

Conductor / The Merry Widow

December 1998

 

Conductor / Don Pasquale

February 1998

 

Conductor / Così fan tutte

January 1998

 

Conductor / Tosca

September 1997

 

Conductor / Don Giovanni

January 1997

 

Conductor / La bohème

Nov/Dec 1996

 

Conductor / Carmen

August 1996

 

Conductor / La traviata

July 1995 (debut)

 

Artistic Director

1999–2008

Yefim Maizel

Yefim Maizel

Franco Colavecchio

Franco Colavecchio

Mark Somerfield

Mark Somerfield

Miller James

Miller James

Artists

Richard Crawley

Richard Crawley

Fabiana Bravo

Fabiana Bravo

Malcolm MacKenzie

Malcolm MacKenzie

Anna Vikre

Anna Vikre

Victoria Hart

Victoria Hart

 

Berta / The Barber of Seville

May 2001

 

Mamma Lucia / Cavalleria Rusticana

October 1999 (debut)

Jonathan Beyer

Jonathan Beyer

Matthew Treviño

Matthew Treviño

Lucas Harbour

Lucas Harbour

Location

Cast & Credits

Direction
Conductor:

Valéry Ryvkin

 

Conductor / Carmen

Jan/Feb 2002

 

Conductor / The Barber of Seville

May 2001

 

Conductor / La traviata

December 2000

 

Conductor / La Cenerentola

Mar/Apr 2000

 

Conductor / Le nozze di Figaro

Jan/Feb 2000

 

Conductor /
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

October 1999

 

Conductor / Madama Butterfly

May 1999

 

Conductor / Il trovatore

January 1999

 

Conductor / The Merry Widow

December 1998

 

Conductor / Don Pasquale

February 1998

 

Conductor / Così fan tutte

January 1998

 

Conductor / Tosca

September 1997

 

Conductor / Don Giovanni

January 1997

 

Conductor / La bohème

Nov/Dec 1996

 

Conductor / Carmen

August 1996

 

Conductor / La traviata

July 1995 (debut)

 

Artistic Director

1999–2008

Stage Director:

Yefim Maizel

Set Design:

Franco Colavecchio

Lighting Design:

Mark Somerfield

Costume Design:

Miller James

Artists
Riccardo:

Richard Crawley

Amelia:

Fabiana Bravo

Renato:

Malcolm MacKenzie

Oscar:

Anna Vikre

Ulrica:

Victoria Hart

 

Berta / The Barber of Seville

May 2001

 

Mamma Lucia / Cavalleria Rusticana

October 1999 (debut)

Silvano:

Jonathan Beyer

Samuel:

Matthew Treviño

Tom:

Lucas Harbour

A Masked Ball, March 2007, David Bazemore Photo