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Un ballo in maschera

Venue: Gran Teatre del Liceu

 
La Rambla, 51-59
08002 Barcelona
Spain
 
 
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Un ballo in maschera
Sat 07 October 2017
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Un ballo in maschera
Sun 08 October 2017
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Un ballo in maschera
Tue 10 October 2017
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ynopsis

    Place, Stockholm, Sweden or Boston, Massachusetts.
    Time, Sweden: March 1792, or Boston: the end of the 17th century.

 

Act 1

Scene 1: A public audience at Riccardo's palace, attended by his supporters, but also by his enemies who hope for his downfall

Riccardo (Gustavo) reviews the list of guests who will attend an upcoming masked ball. He is elated to see the name of the woman he loves on the list – Amelia, the wife of his friend and advisor, Renato (Count Anckarström). (Aria: La rivedrà nell'estasi / "With rapture I shall look upon her"). When Renato arrives, he tries to warn Riccardo about the growing conspiracy against him (aria: Alla vita che t'arride / "To the life with which you are favoured"), but Riccardo refuses to listen to his words.

Next, Riccardo is presented with a complaint against a fortune-teller named Ulrica (Madame Arvidson), accused of witchcraft. A magistrate calls for her banishment, but Oscar the page defends her (Aria: Volta la terrea / "That tense countenance"). Riccardo resolves to investigate for himself and tells the members of the court to disguise themselves and to meet him at Ulrica's lodging later that day.

Scene 2: At Ulrica's dwelling

Ulrica summons her magical powers: Re dell'abisso, affrettati / "King of the abyss make haste". Disguised as a fisherman, Riccardo arrives before the others. He makes the fortune of a sailor named Silvano come true by spiriting a document of promotion into his pouch, convincing the crowd of the truth of Ulrica's powers. When he realizes that Amelia is coming to see Ulrica, he hides and watches. Alone with Ulrica, Amelia confesses that she is tormented by her love for Riccardo, and asks for a means to bring peace to her heart. Ulrica tells her to gather a certain herb with magical powers; Riccardo resolves to be there when she does so. Amelia leaves.

Now Riccardo presents himself again, along with all of the courtiers, and asks to have his fortune told. (Aria: Di' tu se fedele / "Say whether the sea Awaits me faithfully"). Ulrica reveals that he will be killed by the next man who shakes his hand. He laughingly dismisses her prophecy and offers his hand to the courtiers, who refuse to take it. Renato arrives and shakes Riccardo's hand in greeting. Riccardo's true identity is now revealed and he is acclaimed by the people.


Act 2

On the outskirts of the town, at the gallows-place. Midnight

Amelia, conquering her fears, has come here alone to pick the herb of which Ulrica told her (Aria: Ma dall'arido stelo divulsa / " If through the arid stalks"). She is surprised by Riccardo, who has come to meet her, and the two finally declare their love for each other.

Unexpectedly, Renato arrives, and Amelia covers her face with her veil before he can recognize her. Renato explains to Riccardo that the conspirators are pursuing him, and his life is in danger. Riccardo leaves, making Renato promise to escort the veiled woman safely back to town, not asking her identity. When the conspirators arrive, they confront Renato; in the struggle, Amelia's veil drops. Renato assumes that Amelia and Riccardo have been involved in an adulterous love affair. He asks the two leaders of the conspiracy, Samuel and Tom, to meet him the next day.


Act 3

Scene 1: Renato's house

Renato has resolved to kill Amelia for the dishonor she has brought on him. She protests her innocence and begs to see her son one last time. (Aria: Morrò, ma prima in grazia / "I shall die - but one last wish"). Renato relents, and declares that it is Riccardo, not Amelia, who deserves to die (Aria: Eri tu che macchiavi quell'anima / "It was you who stained this soul").

Samuel (Count Ribbing) and Tom (Count Horn) arrive, and Renato asks to join their plot, pledging the life of his son as proof of his sincerity. They agree to draw lots to decide who will kill Riccardo. Amelia is forced to draw the winning name – Renato.

Oscar, the page, arrives with invitations to the masked ball; Samuel, Tom and Renato agree that this is where the assassination will take place.

Scene 2: The ball

Riccardo, torn between love and duty, has resolved to renounce his love for Amelia and send her and Renato back to England (Aria: Ma se m'è forza perderti / "But if I am forced to lose you").

At the ball, Renato tries to learn from Oscar what costume Riccardo is wearing. Oscar at first refuses to tell (Aria: Saper vorreste / "You want to know How he is dressed"), but he finally answers: a black cloak and a red ribbon. Riccardo manages to identify Amelia and tells her of the decision he has made. As they say goodbye, Renato stabs Riccardo. The wounded Riccardo discloses that though he loved Amelia, she never broke her marriage vows. He pardons all the conspirators, bidding farewell to his friends and his country as he dies

 
Program details
 

TEAM

CONDUCTOR
Giacomo Sagripanti

STAGE DIRECTOR AND SET DESIGNER
Emilio Sagi

COSTUME
Pepa Ojanguren

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Eduardo Bravo

CO-PRODUCTION
Rossini Opera Festival (Pesaro) and Teatro Real (Madrid)

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE LICEU OPERA BARCELONA


Artistic profile

CONDUCTOR
Renato Palumbo

STAGE DIRECTOR
Vincent Boussard

SET DESIGNER
Vincent Lemaire

COSTUME DESIGNER
Christian Lacroix

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Guido Levi

CO-PRODUCTION
Theatre du Capitole (Toulouse) and Staatstheater Nürnberg (Nuremberg)

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS OF THE LICEU OPERA BARCELONA

DIRECTOR OF THE CHORUS
Conxita Garcia

COR INFANTIL AMICS DE LA UNIÓ DE GRANOLLERS

DIRECTOR OF THE CHILDREN'S CHORUS
Josep Vila i Jover


CAST

Ricardo:        
Piotr Beczala        7th,10th,15th,18th,21th,24th,28th October
Fabio Sartori         8th,11th,16th,20th,23th,26th,29th October

Renato    
Dmitri Hvorostovsky    7th,10th October
Giovani Meonni          8th,11th,16th,20th,23th,26th,29th October
Marco Caria               15th,18th,21th,24th,28th October

Amelia    
Ekaterina Metlova    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,24th,28th October
Katerina Tretyakova    8th,11th,16th,20th,23th,26th,29th October
Silvano    Damian del Castillo    
Samuel    Roman Ialcic    
Tom    Antonio di Matteo
Barone di Trombonok    
Carlos Chausson       13th,14th,17th,18th,20th September
Vincenzo Nizzardo    15th,19th September

Don Álvaro    
Manel Esteve    13th,14th,17th,18th,20th September
Gurgen Baveyan    15th,19th September

Don Prudenzio    Alessio Cacciamani    
Don Luigino    Jorge Franco    
Delia            Paula Sánchez    
Maddalena    Marzia Marzo    
Modestina    Tamara Gura    
Zefirino / Gelsomino    Xavier Anduaga    
Antonio    Carles   Pachón

 
Venue
 
Gran Teatre del Liceu
 

Barcelona's opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, was founded on the Rambla in 1847 and has continued over the years to fulfil its role as a culture and arts centre and one of the symbols of the city.

Today it is publicly-owned (by the Government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Provincial Council and the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte) and administered by the Fundació del Gran Teatre del Liceu which, in addition to the aforementioned bodies, incorporates the Patronage Council and the Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu (the old society of owners).
 

Origins: From 1837 to 1847

The Liceu evolved out of the Sociedad Dramática de Aficionados (Society of theatre-lovers) set up in 1837 at the instigation of Manuel Gibert in the former convent of Montsió by members of the National Militia, an organization of armed citizens with liberal leanings.
Barcelona's economy and population were growing fast at the time and the city needed a music conservatory. This led to the conversion of the Sociedad Dramática into the Liceo Filármonico Dramático Barcelonés de S.M. la Reina Isabel II (Barcelona Dramatic and Philharmonic Lyceum of HM Queen Isabel II).  In addition to its theatrical activities, the new organization cultivated Italian-style singing and music.
 

The building on the Rambla

The original building was solemnly opened on 4 April 1847. The plans had been drawn up by Miquel Garriga i Roca, subsequently assisted by Josep Oriol Mestres. The project was funded by selling shares, which meant that many of the boxes and seats were to be privately owned. The shareholders formed the Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu, known as the “Societat de Propietaris” (Society of Owners),  which was in sole charge of running the Gran Teatre del Liceu from 1855 onwards, after it was legally separated from the Conservatori del Gran Teatre del Liceu.
The theatre was operated by impresarios who were given a concession to stage a specific number of productions in exchange for the proceeds from the sale of tickets not reserved for the Societat itself. This system was to endure until 1980.
 

The creation of the Consortium

By the last quarter of the 20th century this management system was no longer viable. In 1980, to avert the danger of the disappearance of an institution of such worldwide cultural renown, the Generalitat  Catalonia's first government in modern times – set up a consortium, the Consorci del Gran Teatre del Liceu, which also incorporated Barcelona City Council and the Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu. Barcelona Provincial Council joined the Consortium in 1985, followed by the Spanish Ministry of Culture in 1986. From then on the Consortium took over operation of the theatre.

 
 
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