Un Ballo in Maschera

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Description

The first Verdi stage direction of Àlex Ollé is set in the near future. Inspired by George Orwell’s 1984, one can imagine the worst possible landscapes. The current economic crisis has caused the collapse of society we know it today. Power has closed in itself, in a form of a new absolutism or refunded totalitarianism, but apparently in a democratic system. The power, bureaucrats, financers, politicians, who have survived the crisis, will live hidden from the world. Around them, like shadows, The Protester, the indignation of the world.

Synopsis

The first Verdi stage direction of Àlex Ollé is set in the near future. Inspired by George Orwell’s 1984, one can imagine the worst possible landscapes. The current economic crisis has caused the collapse of society we know it today. Power has closed in itself, in a form of a new absolutism or refunded totalitarianism, but apparently in a democratic system. The power, bureaucrats, financers, politicians, who have survived the crisis, will live hidden from the world. Around them, like shadows, The Protester, the indignation of the world.

A political vision of Un ballo in maschera, where all the characters wear their mask all the time, an alienation symbol, because in this society nobody says the true.

Credits

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Antonio Somma
Musical Director: Andrea Molino
Stage Director: Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus)
Assistent Director: Valentina Carrasco
Escenery: Alfons Flores
Costume: Lluc Castells
Lighting: Urs Schönebaum
Video: Emmanuel Carlier

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