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By Burton D. Fisher

A handy and entire pocket-sized consultant to Verdi's A MASKED BALL along with the tale SYNOPSIS, primary CHARACTERS within the opera, tale NARRATIVE with ONE-BAR song spotlight EXAMPLES, and an ESSAY offering historical past concerning the opera and its composer, research, and insighful observation.

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The dying Gustav dissuades them from their thirst for death and vengeance. He urges Anckarström near him, and assures him before God of Amelia’s fidelity, admitting that he loved her, but never stained her name; he presents Anckarström with his promotion as envoy to Finland, and pardons Anckarström and all the conspirators. ” During this final moment of A Masked Ball, Gustav assumed his final disguise: the tragic hero of the drama was unmasked. Gustav revealed his inner soul: he was a paradoxical man torn between love and duty, a leader who found it easier to control potentially dangerous political situations than to control his own instinctive desires.

Gustav became the tragic victim of his passions overcoming reason; the real victim of the drama, the nobility of love.

He urges Anckarström near him, and assures him before God of Amelia’s fidelity, admitting that he loved her, but never stained her name; he presents Anckarström with his promotion as envoy to Finland, and pardons Anckarström and all the conspirators. ” During this final moment of A Masked Ball, Gustav assumed his final disguise: the tragic hero of the drama was unmasked. Gustav revealed his inner soul: he was a paradoxical man torn between love and duty, a leader who found it easier to control potentially dangerous political situations than to control his own instinctive desires.

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