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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Opera Holland Park - Un Ballo in Maschera by Verdi

Opera Holland Park is now an annual outing for us.  This year, we are going to see Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera which is one of his most sophisticated and subtle, marrying the opulence of French grand opera with innovative developments in Italian opera. 

Giuseppe Verdi set aside his project of adapting King Lear – never to be completed – to create the opera that would eventually become Un ballo in maschera. He selected a pre-existing libretto by Eugène Scribe on the story of the reformist Swedish king Gustav III, who was assassinated at a masked ball in 1792. The opera was first performed on 17 February 1859 and was an immediate success.

To book the ticket, please click here.  Pre-opera picnic in Holland Park will be posted near the time. 
For those who have never been to HPO or are aged over 65 or below 18, there is an Inspire Scheme which offers limited tickets at £20 or free. The booking for this scheme starts on March 13. 


Anonymous said...

Booking scheme for free tickets closes Monday, 4th March.

Lucilla said...

If you wish to book Inspire Tickets at £20, the booking starts at 10am on March 13. I would recommend you to be online just bfore 10am to be in the queue. These tickets tend to go very fast, normally sold out within the first few hours. Good luck.