OPERA AUSTRALIA'S A MASKED BALL

Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Andrea Molino
Director: Alex Ollé

Prepare to be amazed by a breathtaking new production by La Fura dels Baus, the ingenious company that has staged a powerful version of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust and György Ligeti’s spectacular fantasy Le Grand Macabre. The innovative director Alex Ollé and designers Alfons Flores and Lluc Castells have created a visually stunning, ground-breaking tale of deception, disguise and fate in a world where the wealthy have all the power and control the populace.

While the benevolent ruler plans a grand masquerade for the pleasure of his subjects, his conspirators are plotting his end. The traitors, however, will only succeed if they can enlist an ally close to the king. With its unforgettable melodies and fine balance of romance and tragedy – and one of opera’s greatest love duets – the international collaboration is a first for Opera Australia ahead of seasons in Brussels, Oslo and Buenos Aires.

The acclaimed soprano Tamar Iveri and rising Mexican tenor Diego Torre make their role debuts as Amelia and Gustav III respectively while the outstanding José Carbó portrays Count Ankarström in his first Verdi opera. Ollé’s visceral production sets a new benchmark in theatrical innovation and promises to be as mindboggling and daring as it is musically lush. It is conducted by the Italian composer and conductor Andrea Molino, the artistic director of the World Venice Forum who conducted Of Mice and Men and Macbeth for Opera Australia.

CAST LIST  
Gustav III Diego Torre
Amelia Tamar Iveri
Count Ankarström José Carbó
Ulrica Arfvidsson Mariana Pentcheva
Oscar Taryn Fiebig
Christian Luke Gabbedy
Count Ribbing Richard Anderson
Count Horn Jud Arthur
Judge Andrew Brunsdon
Servant Dean Bassett
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Opera Australia Chorus

Participating Cinemas
UNITED KINGDOM
  • To be announced
IRELAND
  • To be announced
EUROPE
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UNITED STATES
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CANADA

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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

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AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

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AUSTRALIA
  • QUEENSLAND
  • Blueroom Cinebar
  • Big Screen Cinemas
  • Sovereign Cinema
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  • NEW SOUTH WALES
  • Temora Town Hall Theatre
  • Manly Cinemas
  • Regent Cinema, Murwillumbah
  • Odeon 5 Cinema
  • Wangaratta Cinema
  • Forum 6 Cinema Tamworth
  • Forum 6 Cinema Wagga Wagga
  • Sussex Inlet Cinema
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  • TASMANIA
  • CMAX Cinema Devonport
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  • SOUTH AUSTRALIA
  • SA Wallis Cinema Mt Barker
  • SA Wallis Mitcham
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  • NORTHERN TERRITORY
  • NT Alice Springs Cinema
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  • NEW ZEALAND
  • NZ Metro Cinema
  • NZ Monterey Cinema
  • NZ Bridgeway Cinema
  • NZ Rialto Tauranga
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NEW ZEALAND
  • To be announced
ASIA

To be announced