PHOTO: © Matthias Jung

Un ballo in maschera (Ein Maskenball)

In the organizer's words:

Count Riccardo loves Amelia, the wife of his secretary and best friend Renato. Amelia returns this love, but tries to suppress her feelings with all her might. According to a prophecy, Renato of all people will kill Riccardo, which the count himself can only laugh about at first. However, when Renato learns of the secret love between his wife and his friend, the most bitter feelings of revenge are awakened in him. He joins a conspiracy that plans an assassination attempt on Riccardo during the upcoming masquerade ball....

In this work, Verdi's music once again reveals all its emotional and dramatic power, creating tragic and comic situations in equal measure, but often infused with a cruel irony. Verdi's characters are all subject to the conflict between the external facade imposed by society and their inner highly emotional feelings.

But what happens when the masks fall? Director Jan Philipp Gloger and his team question the social role-playing and set out to find out what is hidden behind the masks. With Milan-born Giuliano Carella, a proven Verdi specialist is on the podium of the Gürzenich Orchestra.

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