Un ballo in maschera, Leipzig Opera

un_ballo_leipzig.gifBy Shirley Apthorp [Financial Times, 15 November 2005]
The Governor fancies his best friend’s wife. An honourable man, he dies saying “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”, or the 19th-century equivalent. Usually the attraction between Riccardo and Ameila is the main point of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera. But in Leipzig on Saturday it was not.