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Un Ballo In Maschera

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A world of power, passion and betrayal is evoked in Verdi’s ‘most operatic of operas’. Read More >

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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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 26/06/2009

Closing Night: 17/07/2009

Running time: 3h15

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Cast & Creative


Director - Mario Martone

Producer - Royal Opera

Conductor - Maurizio Benini

Lighting Designer - Cesare Accetta

Set Designer - Sergio Tramonti

Music By - Giuseppe Verdi

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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