The Royal Palace in Stockholm, 1792. Courtiers await an audience with King Gustavo III (Riccardo), including a group of conspirators led by Counts Horn and ibbing (Tom and Samuel). The king enters. He notices the name of Amelia, wife of his secretary and friend Anckarström (Renato), on the guest list for a masked ball, and thinks about his secret love for her.
The New York Times presents the Teatro alla Scala’s opening performance
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Nardello: “We possess a huge asset: Music”.