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Un ballo in mascheraNew production

Diese Veranstaltung fand in der Vergangenheit statt
Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre)II. János Pál pápa tér 30., Budapest, Central Hungary, H-1087, Ungarn
Datum/Zeit in Budapest Zeitzone
Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)Un ballo in mascheraLibretto von Antonio Somma
Hungarian State Opera
Michelangelo MazzaDirigent
Fabio CeresaRegisseur
Tiziano SantiBühnenbild
Giuseppe PalellaKostüme
Szilvia RálikSopranAmelia
Eszter SümegiSopranAmelia
Mykhailo MalafiiTenorGustavo, King of Sweden
Attila FeketeTenorGustavo, King of Sweden
Bernadett WiedemannMezzosopranUlrica
Bernadett FodorMezzosopranRiccardo
Levente MolnárBaritonRenato
Alexandru AgacheBaritonRenato
Yolanda CovacinschiSopranOscar
Zita SzemereSopranOscar
Sándor EgriBassAmelia's servant
Attila ErdösBassCristiano
Máté FülepBaritonCristiano
András KőrösiBaritonCount Horn
Ferenc CserhalmiBassCount Horn
Gábor GézaBassCount Ribbing
Krisztián CserBassCount Ribbing

The subject of this work sparked Verdi's fiercest battle with the censor of Naples and, later on, of Rome. The original libretto treated an actual historical event: the 1792 regicide of a Swedish king. However, this proved too delicate a matter given the political situation of the day, and so in order to curry favour with the censor, the king was converted into an earl and the plot transplanted from Europe to the English North American colonies. After a few more minor alterations, the Roman censor allowed the staging of the work, which when the layer of political assassination is peeled away the plot, reveals a love story. Apart from the political discontent, the real stakes are over a marriage in need of saving. Lurking in the story's background are visceral emotions of unrequited love and blind jealousy that move the plot along. 
Un ballo in maschera has not been performed at the Opera for 12 years. Now, it will be returning to the institution's repertoire in an interpretation brought to us by the young Italian director and competition-winner Fabio Ceresa.

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