Un ballo in maschera
Elegant game of seduction and betrayal with the return of Piotr Beczala
Envy and conspiracy, but also passionate loves, jealousy, revenge and final forgiveness come together in the masterpiece of Verdi, which aroused the anger and prohibitions of censors of the time until the composer and librettist was compelled to make changes in it: from the original Sweden to far away Boston.
The great Polish tenor Piotr Beczala returns to the Liceu with one of his opening credits, accompanied by the soprano Keri Alkema. Vincent Boussard’s sets reinforce the dark and mysterious atmosphere surrounding the piece, which features costumes by Christian Lacroix and Vincent Lemaire’s sober staging, which allows one to focus their attention on the dramatic core of the score. The cast, directed by a true specialist like Renato Palumbo, also presents a leader in Verdian song: Dolora Zajick.
Un ballo in maschera
Melodramma in three acts. Libretto by Antonio Somma. Worl premiere: 17/02/1859, Teatro Apollo of Roma. First staged in Barcelona: 31/01/1861, Liceu. Last performance at the Liceu: 03/01/2001. Total Liceu performances: 150.
- Renato Palumbo
- Stage director
- Vincent Boussard
- Set designer
- Vincent Lemaire
- Costume designer
- Christian Lacroix
- Lighting designer
- Guido Levi
- Stage director assistants
- Heiko Hentschel and Leo Castaldi
- Costume assistant
- Robert Schwaighofer
- Theatre du Capitole (Toulouse) and Staatstheater Nürnberg (Nuremberg)
- Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
- Director of the Chorus
- Conxita Garcia
- VEUS- Cor infantil Amics de la Unió
- Director of the children's chorus
- Josep Vila i Jover
- Musical Director Assistant
- Ricardo Estrada
- Musical Assistants
|Riccardo||Piotr Beczala||7th,10th,15th,18th,21th,24th,28th October|
|Fabio Sartori||8th,11th,16th,20th,23th,26th,29th October|
|Renato||Carlos Álvarez||7th,10th,24th October|
|Giovanni Meoni||8th,11th,16th,20th,21th,23th,26th,29th October|
|Marco Caria||15th,18th,28th October|
|Amelia||Keri Alkema||7th,10th,15th,18th,21th,24th,28th October|
|Maria José Siri||8th,11th,16th,20th,23th,26th,29th October|
|Ulrica||Dolora Zajick||7th,10th,15th,18th,21th,24th,28th October|
|Patricia Bardon||8th,11th,16th,20th,23th,26th,29th October|
|Oscar||Elena Sancho Pereg||7th,10th,15th,18th,21th,28th October|
|Katerina Tretyakova||8th,11th,16th,20th,23th,24th,26th,29th October|
|Silvano||Damián del Castillo|
|Tom||Antonio Di Matteo|
|A judge||Joan Prados||7th,8th,15th,16th,20th,21th,24th,28th October|
|José Luis Casanova||10th,11th,18th,23th,26th,29th October|
|Amelia's servant||Josep Lluís Moreno||7th,10th,15th,16th,20th,21th,24th,28th October|
|Emili Rosés||8th,11th,18th,23th,26th,29th October|
In the performance of October 21, 2017 the role of Renato was sang by Giovanni Meoni, due to an indisposition of Marco Caria.
In the performance of October 24, 2017 the role of Renato was sang by Carlos Álvarez, due to an indisposition of Marco Caria.
In the performance of October 24, 2017 the role of Oscar was sang by Katerina Tretyakova, due to an indisposition of Elena Sancho Pereg.
|8||Sunday||18:00||Turn PD||Fee 5|
|10||Tuesday||20:00||Turn G||Fee 5|
|11||Wednesday||20:00||Turn D||Fee 5|
|15||Sunday||18:00||Turn F||Fee 3|
|16||Monday||20:00||Turn PE||Fee 5|
|18||Wednesday||20:00||Turn B||Fee 4|
|20||Friday||20:00||Turn PB||Fee 4|
|21||Saturday||20:00||Turn C||Fee 3|
|23||Monday||20:00||Turn H||Fee 5|
|24||Tuesday||20:00||Turn A||Fee 4|
|26||Thursday||20:00||Turn PC||AD||Fee 4|
|28||Saturday||20:00||Turn E||Fee 3|
|29||Sunday||17:00||Turn T||Fee 4|
First act 52m
Second act 30m
Third act 50m
Approximate running time 3h
Reasons why you need to see Un ballo in maschera
- Christian Lacroix revisits the Liceu with lavish costumes for one of Verdi’s best operas.
- Verdi at his most intensely passionate.
- One of Verdi’s titles which angered censors of the time.
Live in cinemas
Un ballo in maschera will be broadcast worldwide live in cinemas from the Gran Teatre del Liceu next Tuesday October 24th
Check HERE the list.