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Un ballo in maschera

Openning: 16/01/2013
Opera Australia. 
Sidney Opera House, Sidney
Compositor: Giuseppe Verdi
Antonio Somma
Conductor: Andrea Molino
Stage Director:
Àlex Ollé  (La Fura dels Baus)
With the collaboration of: Valentina Carrasco
Set Designer: Alfons Flores
Costume Designer: Lluc Castells
Lighting Designer: Urs Schönebaum
Video: Emmanuel Carlier

Coproduction: Opera Australia (Opera Sidney), Teatro Colón, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie and Norwegian National Opera & Ballet


The first Verdi stage direction of Àlex Ollé is set in the near future. Inspired by George Orwell’s 1984, one can imagine the worst possible landscapes. The current economic crisis has caused the collapse of society as we know it today. Power has closed in itself, in a form of a new absolutism or refunded totalitarianism, but apparently in a democratic system. The power, bureaucrats, financers, politicians, who have survived the crisis, will live hidden from the world. Around them, like shadows, The Protester, the indignation of the world.