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Giuseppe Verdi

A Masked Ball

A true opera masterpiece and almost quintessential for this music genre
2 hours, 55 minutes (including two intermissions)
Main hall
Ticket price

45-110 zł

Giuseppe Verdi

A Masked Ball

The premiere

20 / 11 / 2015

A Masked Ball of Giuseppe Verdi is a true opera masterpiece. Almost quintessential for this music genre. It is filled with beautiful music, and as regards the libretto it tells a dramatic story of love, jealousy, conspiracy and crime, which take place against the background of court chambers and with a climax during the title ball. But there is even more – a peculiarity which connects this masterpiece with Szczecin. One of the earlier versions of the plot was telling a story taking place in a castle in Szczecin! It is hard to imagine a better place for performing it in Poland than the seat of the Opera at the Castle.

"Famous for the momentum of his productions and courageous stage visions, the director has not disappointed the audience".
~Dziennik Teatralny

"Instead of looking for metaphors to contemporary politics as other directors do, [the director] betted on the attractive visuals".

About the show

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
A Masked Ball
Mellodrama in three acts
Libretto:  Antonio Somma based on the libretto of Eugunè'a Scribe'a
The original Italian language version with Polish subtitles
The world premiere: Rome, Teatro Apollo, February 17, 1859
The Polish premiere: Warsaw, Teatr Wielki, October 22, 1865
The premiere: the Opera at the Castle in Szczecin, November 20, 2015 to celebrate The New Opening


Theatre staff
Direction and scenography  Waldemar Zawodziński
Music director Vladimir Kiradjiev
Costume design Maria Balcerek
Choreography and stage movement Janina Niesobska
Light direction Waldemar Zawodziński
Choir preparation  Małgorzata Bornowska
Assistant Director Mirosław Kosiński



Joanna Tylkowska-Drożdż (16.03),
Lucyna Boguszewska (17.03)

Gustaw III Max Jota
Hrabia Ankarstrom Tomasz Łuczak
Ulryka Ewa Zeuner
Oskar Victoria Vatutina
Christian Krzysztof Bobrzecki
Hrabia Ribbing Adam Tomaszewski
Hrabia Horn Janusz Lewandowski
Sędzia Paweł Wolski
Służący Amelii Marcin Scech
Śmierć Andrzej Kieć
Orchestra, choir and ballet of the Opera at the Castle  
Conductor Vladimir Kiradjiev
Stage management Maria Malinowska-Przybyłowicz