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Love, power and politics collide in Un ballo in maschera – based on the real life assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden who was shot at a masked ball in 1792. Riccardo (Gustav) adores Amelia, but when her husband discovers their love affair, he plots against the king, leading to murder on the dancefloor. Gwyn Hughes Jones leads the cast as Riccardo in this tale of deception, intrigue, love and revenge.

The score is one of Verdi’s most intense, providing the musical passion that drives this thrilling new production. WNO Artistic Director David Pountney reunites with WNO Conductor Laureate Carlo Rizziand the same creative team behind La forza del destino for the second part of our Verdi Trilogy.

Sung in Italian, with English and Welsh surtitles.

Price

Tickets from £20

Prices and discounts subject to change.
Where applicable, a 6% transaction charge may apply (excl. cash sales in person), postage from £1.50.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, with one interval

Under 16’s Offer

One Under 16 ticket for £5 when accompanied by a full priced adult. Offer cannot be booked online so please call the Box Office on 0844 338 5000. Calls cost 4.5p per min plus access charge

Under 30’s

£10 Tickets price bands B-D. Book in advance and collect your tickets on the day. Offer cannot be booked online so please call the Box Office on 0844 338 5000. Calls cost 4.5p per min plus access charge

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CONCESSIONS

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome. For further queries on the information below please contact Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000 †.

WNO 18/19 SEASON MULTI-BUY PACKAGE

All performances price bands A-D
Book 6 operas and save 25%
Book 5 operas and save 20%
Book 4 operas and save 15%
Book 3 operas and save 10%

GROUPS

SAVE up to £5 per ticket!
Price Bands A-D
Groups 10+ save £3 per ticket
Groups 20+ save £4 per ticket
Groups 35+ save £5 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket

Call our dedicated Group Sales Team on 0844 338 7000† or email groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com for more information and to book now! CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings

SCHOOLS & YOUTH GROUPS

Parties of 10 or more pay £14.50 per ticket, price bands C–E, plus 1 teacher goes FREE with every 10 tickets
Call the Schools Hotline on 0844 338 7000† for more information and to book now. CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings

UNDER 16s

£5 tickets when accompanied by a full paying adult
Offer not available online, please call 0844 338 5000† to book

UNDER 30s

£10 tickets, price bands B-D, subject to limited availability
Must be purchased prior to performance. All persons must be under 30 and can only collect tickets on the night with photo ID. Not available online

FIRST NIGHT 16-24 YEAR OLDS’ MEMBERSHIP

£10 tickets, price bands B-D, subject to availability
Must be purchased prior to performance. Not available online
Become a First Night Member

CONCESSIONS FOR OVER 65s, CLAIMANTS and PASSPORT TO LEISURE

£3 off price band A, £4 off B-D

STUDENTS and PASSPORT TO LEISURE STANDBY

24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for lowest price, maximum of 2 tickets

CONCESSIONS FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES

£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
2-for-1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable.

Food & Drink

Seasonal menus

Browse through a programme and enjoy attentive service and superb, seasonal food a few steps from your seats in our AA Rosette awarded restaurant.

Qdos Lounge

Add some VIP sparkle to your Hippodrome experience with a Diamond or Champagne package in our luxurious Qdos Lounge.

Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open all day for Quarter Horse barista coffee and a quick and tasty bite to eat.

Our Bars

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our Foyer Bars, conveniently positioned for both Stalls and Circle levels.

Pre-Show Talk

Un ballo in maschera FREE pre-show talk – Wed 6 Mar, 6.30pm

Welsh National Opera talks give you everything you need to know to enjoy the performance. Tickets must be booked in advance. Please call Ticket Sales† 0844 338 5000 or visit in person to book.

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