The opera written in 1859 mixes comic elements in a tragic love story. Riccardo is a leader loved by his people but surrounded by conspirators. He also nurses a secret shame: he adores Amelia, the wife of his closest friend and loyal minister, Renato.


Music: Verdi (1859)
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Archive listings for Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Sung in Italian with English surtitles.Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Carlo Rizzi (Cardiff/Birmingham). Conductor Gareth Jones (except Cardiff/Birmingham). Director David |Pountney. Design Raimund Bauer. Costume Marie-Jeanne Lecca. Lighting Fabrice Kebour. Choreographer Michael Spenceley. Director Robin Tebbutt (associate director). Performer Gwyn Hughes Jones (Riccardo). Performer Mary Elizabeth Williams (Amelia). Performer Roland Wood (Renato). Performer Phillip Rhodes (Renato - some dates). Performer Julie Martin du Theil (Oscar - except Mar 6). Performer Harriet Eyley (Oscar Mar 6). Performer Sara Fulgoni (Ulrica). Performer Jihoon Kim (Samuel). Performer Tristan Hambleton (Tom). Performer Jason Howard (Silvano). Performer Andrew Irwin (Amelia's Servant).
10 Apr 19Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L0525215866
3 Apr 19Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L1677143473
27 Mar 19Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
listing details L01126041467
6 Mar 19 to 8 Mar 19Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
listing details L92539849
9 Feb 19 to 23 Feb 19Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L469134444


Sung in Italian with English titles.Company Opera North. Conductor Richard Farnes. Director Tim Albery. Design Hannah Clark. Costume Hannah Clark. Lighting Thomas C. Hase. Performer Rafael Rojas (King Gustavo). Performer Phillip Rhodes (Count Anckarstroem). Performer Adrienn Miksch (Amelia). Performer Patricia Bardon (Madame Arvindson). Performer Tereza Gevorgyan (Oscar). Performer Dean Robinson (Count Ribbing). Performer John Savournin (Count Horn). Performer Richard Mosley-Evans (Christian).
24 Mar 18Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L02099427408
17 Mar 18Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L504161734
10 Mar 18The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L529490700
3 Feb 18 to 2 Mar 18Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L01985200856


Sung in Italian with English surtitles.Producer Royal Opera House. Producer Theater Dortmund. Producer Scottish Opera. Conductor Daniel Oren. Director Katharina Thoma. Design Soutra Gilmour. Costume Irina Bartels. Lighting Olaf Winter. Performer Joseph Calleja (Riccardo). Performer Liudmyla Monastyrska (Amelia). Performer Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Renato). Performer Marianne Cornetti (Ulrica). Performer Serena Gamberoni (Oscar - Dec 18/22/30 Jan15 2/6/9). Performer Lauren Fagan (Oscar - Jan15 13/17). Performer Anatoli Sivko (Sam). Performer James Platt (Tom - Dec 18/22/30 Jan15 2/6). Performer Jihoon Kim (Tom - Jan15 13/17). Performer Samuel Johnson (Silvano). Performer Samuel Sakker (Minister of Justice). Company Royal Opera Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
18 Dec 14 to 17 Jan 15Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1893732018


Sung in Italian with English surtitlesCorporate Sponsor Winton. Producer Opera Holland Park. Conductor Peter Robinson. Director Martin Lloyd Evans. Design Jamie Vartan. Performer Amanda Echalaz (Amelia). Performer Rafael Rojas (Gustavus). Performer Olafur Sigurdarson (Anckarstrom). Performer Gail Pearson (Oscar). Performer Carole Wilson (Arvidson). Performer Paul Reeves (Count Ribbing). Performer Simon Wilding (Count Horn). Performer Benedict Nelson (Cristian).
21 Jul 09 to 8 Aug 09Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
listing details L1301562216


Production generously supported by The Friends of Covent GardenProducer Royal Opera. Director Mario Martone. Design Sergio Tramonti. Costume Bruno Schwengl. Lighting David Harvey. Choreographer Duncan Macfarland. Conductor Maurizio Benini. Performer Ramon Vargas (Riccardo). Performer Dalibor Jenis (Renato). Performer Angela Marambi (Amelia). Performer Elena Manistina (Ulrica). Performer Anna Christy (Oscar). Performer Vuyani Mlinde (Tom). Performer Giovanni Battista Parodi (Samuel). Performer Changhan Lim (Silvano). Performer Martyn Hill (Minister for Justice).
26 Jun 09 to 17 Jul 09Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L2128107955


Revival. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time 3 hours 30 minsCorporate Sponsor Lehman Brothers. Producer Royal Opera House. Producer Houston Grand Opera. Producer Teatro Real Madrid. Conductor Charles Mackerras. Director Mario Martone. Design Sergio Tramonti. Costume Bruno Schwengl. Lighting Cesare Accetta. Choreographer Duncan Macfarland. Performer Richard Margison (Riccardo Nov 17/21/25/29). Performer Giuseppe Gipali (Riccardo Dec 7/10/13/16). Performer Nina Stemme (Amelia). Performer Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Renato). Performer Stephanie Blythe (Ulrica). Performer Rosemary Joshua (Oscar). Performer Matthew Rose (Tom Nov 17/21/25/29/ Dec 7/13/16). Performer Andrew Greenan (Tom - Dec 3/10). Performer Jared Holt (Silvano). Performer Robert Gleadow (Sam). Performer Nikola Matisic (Judge). Performer Neil Gillespie (Amelia's Servant). Performer Nikola Matisic.
17 Nov 05 to 10 Dec 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01648259974


New Production. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time 3 hours 30 mins.Producer Royal Opera House. Corporate Sponsor Lehman Brothers (2005). Director Mario Martone. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Design Sergio Tramonti. Costume Bruno Schwengl. Performer Marcelo Alvarez (Gustavus III). Performer Karita Mattila (Amelia). Performer Thomas Hampson (Anckarstroem). Performer Camilla Tilling (Oscar). Performer Elisabetta Fiorillo (Madame Arvidson). Performer Giovan Battista Parodi (Count Ribbing). Performer Matthew Rose (Count Horn). Performer Jared Holt (Christian). Performer Andrew Kennedy (Minister of Justice).
12 Apr 05 to 30 Apr 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1556368860


Company Campagnia d'Opera Italiana di Milano.
9 Mar 03The Hexagon, Reading :: V734
listing details L2026301847
25 Feb 03 to 26 Feb 03Hall for Cornwall, Truro :: V1183
listing details L195646812

A Tribute to Verdi - T394760195

New Productions. Co-production between the Verdi Festival 2001, Parma and the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg. Production sponsored by Ermenegildo ZegnaCompany Kirov Opera. Conductor Valery Gergiev. Director Andrei Konchalovksy. Design Ezio Frigerio. Costume Franca Squarciopino. Performer Ivan Momirov ( Riccardo Jul 9). Performer Yuri Alexeev (Riccardo Jul 10). Performer Sergei Murzaev (Renato Jul 9). Performer Vassily Gerello (Renato Jul 10). Performer Irina Gordei (Amelia Jul 9). Performer Olga Sergeeva (Amelia Jul 10). Performer Larissa Diadkova (Ulrica). Performer Olga Trifonova (Oscar).
9 Jul 01 to 10 Jul 01Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L026442934


The story of two fabulous operas unfold with major selections of the wonderful music, staged in costume.
21 Mar 01 to 31 Mar 01The Rosemary Branch, Inner London :: V333
listing details L01191414551


Sung in ItalianCompany Opera Holland Park. Conductor John Gibbons. Director Tom Hawkes. Design Peter Rice. Performer Sarah Rhodes. Performer Eldrydd Cyan Jones. Performer Catherine Hamilton. Performer Clare Daniels. Performer Zena Bradley. Performer Carole Wilson. Performer Geraint Dodd. Performer Gerard Quinn. Performer Benjamin Bevan.
1 Aug 00 to 12 Aug 00Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
listing details L01099939127


Company Welsh National Opera. Performer Dennis O'Neill. Performer Mary Lloyd-Davies. Performer Phillip Joll. Performer Gail Pearson. Conductor Gareth Jones.
10 Nov 98 to 12 Nov 98Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool :: V534
listing details L1218936032
29 Oct 98Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
listing details L01118750028
20 Oct 98 to 24 Oct 98Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L169752802
16 Oct 98Grand Theatre, Swansea :: V831
listing details L0127857284
1 Oct 98 to 3 Oct 98New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
listing details L1422258377

Other listings

8 Jun 19 to 29 Jun 19Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
listing details L0195039861
13 Aug 96 to 17 Aug 96Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
listing details L1441398901

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