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.
Tickets from £20
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
£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
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 †.
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Price Bands A-D
Groups 10+ save £3 per ticket
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Groups 35+ save £5 per ticket plus 1 FREE ticket
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
£5 tickets when accompanied by a full paying adult
Offer not available online, please call 0844 338 5000† to book
£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
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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.
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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.
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.