A MASKED BALL , GREEK NATIONAL OPERA, 2011 - 2012.
'Un Ballo in Maschera', is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi with text by Antonio Somma. The libreto is loosely based on the historic assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden. In 1792 he was killed due to a political conspiracy, inside Stockholm's Royal Opera while he was attending a masked ball. Verdi's work has been heavily influenced by the revolutionary spirit of the time (1859), during Italy's struggle against the Austrians to become an independent single state. The libreto had seen several transformations, caused by sensorship both in Naples and Rome. Conducted by Loukas Karytinos, Directed by Dimitris Mavrikios. Photos 2 to 11 are by Marili Zarkou.