Un ballo in maschera

Un ballo in maschera

Direction: Gianfranco de Bosio
Stage design: Emanuele Luzzati
Costumes: Santuzza Calì

The opera is based on a real event: in 1792, King Gustav III of Sweden was brutally assassinated during a masked ball. This tragic (and political!) event was the inspiration for a Romantic love story, created by librettist Eugen Scribe and composer Guiseppe Verdi, which still touches people today: King Gustav is in love with his best friend’s wife, calls off the affair and is nevertheless murdered by an almost cuckolded husband.


Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

Current Dates

  • Wed. 24 Oct 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 27 Oct 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 30 Oct 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 03 Nov 2018, 7 p.m.