Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) | Verdi
A timeless tale of power, passion and political plotting at the heart of which is a tragic love triangle and ultimately, a lethal vendetta. This passionate and intense opera is inspired by the real-life assassination of King Gustavo of Sweden in 1792. Gustavo secretly loves Amelia, the wife of his most loyal ally, Anckarstroem. When Anckarstroem discovers the affair, he joins a plot against Gustavo which culminates in a murderous masked ball.
Verdi displays all of his mastery in this most operatic of operas. Dramatic arias jostle with tense ensembles and rousing choruses, and at the heart of the piece is one of the composer’s most impassioned love duets. An all-star team brings Verdi’s masterpiece to Opera North for the first time: former Music Director Richard Farnes returns to conduct this new production by Tim Albery, and Rafael Rojas, star of acclaimed Opera North productions Andréa Chenier and Turandot, takes the title role.
Supported by a generous gift from The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Running Time 2 hours 28 minutes
Language Sung in Italian with English titles
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Venue: Theatre Royal
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