Ballo In Maschera, Un

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Last season's production of Verdi's 'most operatic opera' gets an early return. Read More >

The Governor of Boston, Riccardo, hides a guilty love for his loyal friend and secretary’s wife, Amelia. A plot to overthrow him is closing in around him, but when the secretary, Renato, finds out about his friend’s secret lust, it is not just the conspirators that Riccardo should fear.

An all-new cast take to the Royal Opera House stage in this revival of last year’s production. Mario Martone directs Verdi’s ‘most operatic opera’, while Charles Mackerras – celebrating his 80th birthday on opening night – conducts.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 17/11/2005

Closing Night: 16/12/2005

Running time: 3h20

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Cast & Creative


Robert Gleadow, Matthew Rose/Andrew Greenan, Rosemary Joshua, Richard Margison/Giuseppe Gipali, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Nikola Matisic, Stephanie Blythe, Nina Stemme, Neil Gillespie, Jared Holt


Director - Mario Martone

Producer - The Royal Opera in a co-production with Houston Grand Opera Association and Teatro Real Madrid

Conductor - Charles Mackerras

Lighting Designer - Cesare Accetta

Set Designer - Sergio Tramonti

Author - Libretto by Antonio Somma after Eugene Scribe's Gustave III ou Le masque

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