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ABOUT THE OPERA ARIA
From Un ballo in maschera, Act I, Scene 1
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Soprano Coloratura
Original key D Major
Language Italian
Composer Guiseppe Verdi 1813 – 1901
Poet Antonio Somma 1809- 1864
Range Volta la terrea
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Volta la terrea , a setting by Antonio Somma, was composed by Guiseppe Verdi in 1857 (D Major) and premiered in 1859. This aria is part of Act I of his opera, Un ballo in maschera.

In 1959, year where un Ballo in maschera was premiered, Verdi, in his forties, is an extremely famous composer. He had decided, two years earlier, to compose an opera in collaboration with Antonio Somma, inspired by a libretto written by Eugène Scribe, based on the true story of the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden in 1792. This proved to be one of the most frustrating experience in Verdi’s career, as the conjoint censorship regulations in Naples and Rome obliged him to modify major aspects of his libretto a numerous number of times. The intrigue was first set in Germany, before being moved to Boston during the colonial area. Verdi was also forced in transforming the King’s role into one of a governor of the city of Boston (it was unacceptable to figure, on stage, a King being assassinated). Today, it is often staged in a setting that reverts the opera to its original location, in Stockholm, during the 18th century.

Act I opens on Riccardo reviewing the list of guests attending the upcoming masked ball. He is troubled to learn Amelia, the wife of one of his friends, is coming. He has fallen in love with her and is delighted to know he will soon see her again. Renato comes in to warn him about a conspiracy against him but Riccardo does not pay attention. Later, a complaint against a fortune-teller is brought in front of Riccardo. The magistrate calls for her banishment but a page, Oscar defends her in his aria: Volta la terrea.

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