1819 Season

4 > 22 June 2019
Grand Théâtre de Genève
Giuseppe Verdi

Un ballo in maschera

Giuseppe Verdi, regularly featured on the Geneva stage, will conclude the 18-19 season, with a work directly inspired by the assassination of Gustave III, King of Sweden, at a masked ball in 1792. The work was only performed thanks to Verdi’s tenacity, after having been censured and rewritten many times. It is an opera that wavers between happiness and despair, between passion and drama.

27 > 30 June 2019
Grand Théâtre de Genève
Yacobson Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty

By inviting the Yacobson Ballet, a second company invited during the same season, the Grand Théâtre wishes to demonstrate its love for choreographic art. After Swan Lake by the National Ballet of China, here is The Sleeping Beauty by the Yacobson Ballet founded in 1969, Russia’s first independent company and one of the major companies on the international stage.