Genre Opera/Dance
First Performance 26/06/2009
Closing 18/07/2009
Running Time 3h15

For the second work of its Italian summer, the Royal Opera presents one of its audience favourites, Verdi’s Un Ballo In Maschera.

Verdi’s Un Ballo In Maschera returns in a splendid production that has all the glamour and historical flavour of its 19th-century setting and all the richness of melody and emotion of one of Verdi’s most popular operas.

Bringing their flair from film into the theatre, director Mario Martone and set designer Sergio Tramonti evoke the world of power and passion in which Amelia will betray her politician husband Renato, who in turn betrays Riccardo, Governor of Boston and Amelia’s lover.

Un Ballo In Maschera’s climax at the masked ball of the title is a potent mixture of high emotion, tense drama and visual coup de théâtre.

Conductor Maurizio Benini has previously conducted Verdi’s Luisa Miller, Rigoletto and La Traviata for the Royal Opera.

Un Ballo In Maschera is performed in Italian with English surtitles.

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