Large hall
12+

STARRING Sergey Kuzmin, Maxim Aniskin, Irina Novikova, Olga Obukhova

Premiere

Un ballo in maschera

music by Giuseppe Verdi

Artists

Richard Warwick
Irina Novikova
Amelia
Daria Shuvalova
Oscar
Olga Obukhova
Ulrica
Shagdar Zonduev
Silvano
Vladimir Ognev
Samuel
Nikolay Loskutkin
Tom
Jury Komov
Judge
Evgeniy Kozyrev
Amelia
Kirill Novitsky
Actaeon

two intervals

Cruel betrayal, fateful prophecies, dreadful death at the hands of a friend during a pompous festivity - the plot of "Un ballo in Maschera" (A Masked Ball) by Verdi comes near modern thrillers in emotional intensity. The opera is based on a true story of a conspiration and assasination of king Gustav the 3rd on a masquerade ball in Swedish opera. Yet, under the pressure of censorship the composer had to change the circumstances: in the libretto royal persons are replaced with public officials, whereas the action is transferred to America. Philosophic myth of Actaeon will be reflected in a new thriller opera by stage director Vyacheslav Starodubtsev and designer Zhanna Usacheva.