James Levine Conducts Un Ballo in Maschera,
With Piotr Beczala, Sondra Radvanovsky,
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Dolora Zajick in Starring Roles
New York, NY (April 20, 2015) – Met Music Director James Levine will lead a starry revival of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, opening April 23 and continuing for four additional performances through May 9. This season’s performances, a revival of David Alden’s 2012 production, will be the first time Levine has conducted the opera at the Met in nearly 20 years. Piotr Beczala will make his Met role debut as the self-destructive Swedish king, Gustavo III, with Dmitri Hvorostovsky as his confidant, Anckarström; Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia, Anckarström’s wife and the king’s illicit lover; Dolora Zajick as the mysterious fortune-teller who predicts the king’s downfall, Madame Ulrica Arvidsson; and Heidi Stober as the page Oscar. Hvorostovsky, Radvanovsky, and Zajick will be reprising their acclaimed performances from the 2012 premiere of Alden’s staging, while Beczala and Stober will be making company role debuts. Alexey Markov, the Russian baritone who sang Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata and Robert in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta earlier this season, will sing Anckarström in the May 6 and 9 performances.
Further information, including biographies of the principal artists, is available in our online press room here.
Performances: April 23, 28, May 2mat, 6, 9eve. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours, 20 minutes, including two intermissions.
Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.
Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Un Ballo in Maschera are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. To enter, click here.