Frightfully tragic: there is no cure-all for lovesickness, as Amelia discovers when she seeks out the sorceress Ulrica in hopes of finding an herb to heal her love for the king. Even more tragic: a regicide during a masquerade ball. This brilliant tale of intertwining complications reveals Verdi at his best – "È scherzo od è follia!" "It's a joke, or it's madness!"
In Italian with German surtitles