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Mask me no questions

In what seems to be turning into an informal salute to Kathleen Battle (not pictured), our gem from the Mike Richter collection this week is a performance of Un ballo in maschera, featuring Jose Carreras and Katia Ricciarelli (pictured).

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
November 25, 1977

Riccardo: Jose Carreras
Amelia: Katia Ricciarelli
Renato: Yuri Mazurok
Oscar: Kathleen Battle
Ulrica: Patricia Payne

Conductor: Kurt Herbert Adler

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