Love, power and politics collide in Un ballo in maschera – 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. Gwyn Hughes Jones leads the cast as Riccardo in this tale of deception, intrigue, love and revenge.
The score is one of Verdi’s most intense, providing the musical passion that drives this thrilling new production. WNO Artistic Director David Pountney reunites with WNO Conductor Laureate Carlo Rizzi and the same creative team behind La forza del destino for the second part of our Verdi Trilogy.
Sung in Italian, with English and Welsh surtitles.
WNO packages3 OPERAS 10% 4 OPERAS 15% 5 OPERAS 20% 6 OPERAS 25%
Age guidance: 8+ (No under 2s)
Running time: Approx 2 hours and 40 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
Groups 10+ from £4 off. Organise a group visit
£10 — one free teacher's seat with every 10 pupils. Call 029 2063 6464.
£10 — Applies to prices 3 – 5.
£5 — One ticket per full paying adult
All offers subject to selected seats, allocations and availability.