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Un ballo in maschera: Thursday 18 December 2014, 7.30pm

Un ballo in maschera

Katharina Thoma directs a new production of Verdi's tragedy of illicit love, loyalty and betrayal.

Venue

Main Stage

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Season

This event is part of the Winter 2014/15 season.

Background

Verdi's music for Un ballo in maschera is some of his most sophisticated and subtle, marrying the opulence of French grand opera (a style he had refined in Les Vêpres siciliennes and Don Carlos) with innovative developments in Italian opera. German director Katharina Thoma (Ariadne auf Naxos, Glyndebourne) makes her Royal Opera debut with this new production.

Pre-performance Talks

Join us in the Clore Studio Upstairs for an exciting introduction, which will ensure you get the most out of watching Un ballo in maschera. Book tickets for a pre-performance talk.

These talks will be led by conductor and répétiteur Paul Wingfield, a member of The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2012–14. In the 2014/15 Season he returns to The Royal Opera to join the music staff on La bohème and to work on projects with the Royal Opera House's Learning and Participation department.