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Guiseppe Verdi's opera "Ballo in Maschera (Masked Ball)" is performed for the first time in Rome

Giuseppe Verdi, detail
02/17/1859
The premiere of Guiseppe Verdi's opera Masked Ball took place at the Teatro Apollo in Rome. The story of assassination and intrigue was originally set in Stockholm but Italian nervousness over political murder prompted the original premiere in Naples to be canceled and the opera's setting to be moved to seventeenth century Boston. The first New York production was on February 11, 1861. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Henry William Simon, Samuel Holland Rous, Victor Talking Machine Company, The Victrola Book of the Opera: Stories of One Hundred and Twenty Operas with Seven-hundred Illustrations and Descriptions of Twelve-hundred Victor Opera Records (Camden, NJ: Victor Talking Machine Company, 1917), 304.

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