You are cordially invited to a ball.
Bring your own knife.


Sweden, 1792. Political intrigue is everywhere— be careful whom you trust. In Verdi's A Masked Ball (Un Ballo in Maschera), a King is conspired against, and is ultimately betrayed by his most trusted friend. This rich theatrical tapestry is woven of illicit love, a fortune-teller, a masked ball, and as many vows of vengeance as can be packed into three hours. Verdi's much-loved work is Italian opera at its very best, with thrilling arias, glorious choral music, and the dramatic intensity that only great opera can provide. Join us to experience exactly what makes opera grand.

Cast

Gustav III
William Joyner


Amelia
Alexandra LoBianco

Anckarstöm
Hyung Yun


Oscar
Caitlin Cisler

Ulrica
Jeniece Golbourne


Christiano
Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek

Count Ribbing
Thomas Forde

Count de Horn
John Arnold



 

Production

Conductor: John DeMain

Director: Kristine McIntyre

Sung in Italian with projected English translations

Run time:
approx. 3 hours, including two intermissions

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