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AVA Opera Theater And A Verdi Favorite! May 5th At 3 PM

Join us on Sunday at 3 pm as Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera. Drama takes center stage in this opera of political intrigue, based on a true historical event: the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden. The king falls in love with the wife of his best friend and most trusted advisor. A love triangle turns deadly as jealousy leads to conspiracy, murder, and betrayal at a masked ball. Sunday, May 5, 3 to 6 pm.

Recorded in performance, Christopher Macatsoris conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra and Chorus.


Gustavo III (King of Sweden): William Davenport
Renato (Count Anckarström): Zachary Nelson
Amelia: Marina Costa-Jackson
Ulrica: Margaret Mezzacappa
Oscar: Shelley Jackson
Silvano: Stephen Barchi
Tom (Count Horn): Patrick Guetti
Sam (Count Ribbing): Musa Ngqungwana
Judge/Amelia’s Servant: Mackenzie Whitney

**Tickets are still available to attend the opera live on May 8th in Haverford, and May 11th in Warrington. Information here.