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Welsh National Opera - Un ballo in maschera

Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4TB
Welsh National Opera - Un ballo in maschera

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Lover, power and politics collide to create a tale of deception, intrigue and revenge. Un ballo in maschera is based on the real life assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden who was shot at a masked ball in 1792. Riccardo (Gustav) adores Amelia, but when her husband discovers their love affair, he plots against the king, leading to murder on the dancefloor. 

The second instalment in WNO’s Verdi trilogy, the production is directed by David Pountney, conducted by Mark Stone and is a co-production with Oper der Stadt Bonn.

Sung in Italian, with English and Welsh surtitles.

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