Un Ballo in maschera - La Monnaie (2015) - Un Ballo in maschera - La Monnaie (2015)

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Coproduction with Opera Australia, Teatro Colon and Den Norske Opera

‘È scherzo od è follia ?’ A joke or pure madness, or is one really looking into the future in Un Ballo in maschera ? This work is a masterpiece of variety, of the fusion of differing stylistic elements, a work that relates first to the French opera comique and then to the Italian dramatic style, with characters who are among the most powerful Verdi ever created. The censor forced Verdi to switch from the original historical context – the murder of the Swedish king during a masked ball in 1792 – to the Boston of the 17th century, but his human and political message is no less forceful. The director Alex Ollé and his company La Fura dels Baus set the action in the near future, in the atmosphere of Orwell’s 1984, where power is totalitarian, while all the characters wear their masks throughout the performance in a bankrupt society founded on hypocrisy.

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Schedule

May 12, 2015 20:00:00

May 13, 2015 20:00:00

May 15, 2015 20:00:00

May 16, 2015 20:00:00

May 17, 2015 15:00:00

May 19, 2015 20:00:00

May 20, 2015 20:00:00

May 21, 2015 20:00:00

May 23, 2015 20:00:00

May 24, 2015 15:00:00

May 26, 2015 20:00:00

May 27, 2015 20:00:00

Casting

Stefano Secco

Riccardo Massi

Maria José Siri

Tamar Iveri

Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Ilse Eerens

Kathleen Kim

Scott Hendricks

George Petean

Roberto Accurso

Tijl Faveyts

Kurt Gysen

Work's characters list

Riccardo

Riccardo

Amelia

Amelia

Ulrica Arvidson

Oscar

Oscar

Conte Anckarström

Conte Anckarström

Cristiano

Ribbing

Horn

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