Step into a world of opulence, political intrigue and mystery with the spectacular production of Giuseppe Verdi’s A Masked Ball, presented by the San Diego Opera at the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. Based on a true story of the assassination of Sweden’s King Gustav III, the opera is a compelling, menacing, treacherous, and romantic tale of jealousy, secret love, deception, and betrayal. Culminating in a gripping final scene that sets the players in the center of a grand masquerade ball, the opera promises to keep the audience engrossed with rapt attention.
Directed by Lesley Koenig and led by world-renowned Italian conductor Massimo Zanetti, the opera’s cast includes world-class artists like Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova and Polish tenor Piotr Beczla, both making their debut with the company. The spectacle features an array of beautifully designed costumes, dazzling scenery and superb choreography, all set perfectly to Verdi’s inspired work of musical art.
The San Diego Opera will host several evening and matinee performances of A Masked Ball from March 8-16, 2014. Performances are sung in Italian with English translations and run approximately three hours, including two intermissions. Tickets for A Masked Ball range from $45-$280 each, depending on performance date and seat choice.
Stay at the Empress Hotel when you visit the San Diego Opera this season. Situated just 12 miles from the Civic Theatre and San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, our charming boutique hotel offers well-appointed accommodations, functional amenities, truly personalized service, and a prime location close to the top beaches and attractions in La Jolla and San Diego.