Event
Teatro La Fenice

Giuseppe Verdi. Un ballo in maschera

La Fenice Theatre season 2017/2018

The original work of this opera is based on the incident about the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden at the masked ball. Giuseppe Verdi was requested to compose this opera by Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy. But, this opera which is based on the assassination of the King couldn’t pass censorship. So, Verdi changed the setting from Sweden to America. In addition, the world premiere of this opera was held in Rome because this had softer censorship than Naples at that time. People in Rome enthusiastically welcomed this outstanding opera.
In the 18th century, a masked ball was becoming popular among the aristocracy. People concealed the identity by a mask at that time, so the ball often became the stage of an assassination. This opera has well-balanced characters, for example, the governor Riccardo and his lover, Amelia. In addition, Riccardo’s friend and secretary, Renato, add attraction to this opera. Ulrica who is a fortune-teller and leads the ending of this opera is also one of the most important characters. It would be easy for Verdi to compose this opera based on the script that had enough balanced characters. In act 3, after the love between Riccardo and Amelia is found out, there are three great arias. First, Amelia sings her aria as a mother. Second, her husband, Renato, sings his aria about a vow to take revenge and his lost love. Third, Riccardo sings his aria about giving up his love and his misfortunate future. These three arias express direct feelings of three respective roles.

Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Director: Gianmaria Aliverta
Sets: Massimo Checchetto
Costumes : Carlos Tieppo

cast

Riccardo ⎮ Francesco Meli
Amelia ⎮ Kristin Lewis
Renato ⎮ Vladimir Stoyanov
Oscar ⎮ Serena Gamberoni

Conductor ⎮ Myung-Whun Chung
Director ⎮ Gianmaria Aliverta
Sets ⎮ Massimo Checchetto
Costumes ⎮ Carlos Tieppo

La Fenice Choir & Orchestra
Chorus Master ⎮ Claudio Marino Moretti

La Fenice Opera House new production

english surtitles

 

Date: 
Friday, November 24, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
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Price: 
from 50€

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