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17/02/1859 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Un ballo in maschera" premieres in Rome

Un ballo in maschera is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi with text by Antonio Somma. It was to take over two years between the time of the commission from Naples and planned for a production there and its premiere performance at the Teatro Apollo in Rome.


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