Enjoy a new production of Verdi’s classic drama of political intrigue and thwarted romance, staged by acclaimed opera director David Alden and led by Met principal conductor Fabio Luisi. Leading Met stars take on the central roles in the opera’s love triangle: Marcelo Álvarez as the ill-fated King Gustavo III; Dmitri Hvorostovsky as his best friend and eventual rival, Count Anckarström; and Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, Anckarström’s wife and the object of the king’s secret passion. Kathleen Kim sings the coloratura role of Oscar and Stephanie Blythe is fortune-teller Mme. Ulrica Arvidsson. Soprano Deborah Voigt hosts the broadcast and conducts backstage interviews with the stars. GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Un Ballo in Maschera airs Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 12 noon on WXXI-TV.