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Nielsen's comic opera of young love, disguises, masters and servants. Read More >

Maskarade ROH 120
A new production to the Royal Opera House, David Poutney directs his own translation of Nielsen’s comic opera.

Leander’s father Jeronimus has decreed that his son must marry Leonora, but Leander is infatuated with a girl he met at a masked ball. It’s a sticky situation, but, with the help of faithful servant Henrik, one that is bound to have a happy ending.

John Del Carlo plays the preoccupied patriarch, while the lovers-to-be are played by Michael Schade and Emma Bell in their Royal Opera debuts. 

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 19/09/2005

Closing Night: 13/10/2005

Running time: 3h15

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Cast & Creative


John Del Carlo, Kari Hamnoy, Michael Schade, Kyle Ketelsen, Adrian Thompson, Robin Leggate, Emma Bell, Gail Pearson


Director - David Poutney

Producer - The Royal Opera, in a co-production with Bregenz

Choreographer - Renato Zanella

Conductor - Michael Schonwandt

Lighting Designer - Wolfgang Gobbel

Set Designer - Johan Engels

Author - Libretto by Vilhelm Andersen after Ludvig Holberg's play Mascarade

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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