Due to its unfortunate convergence with a real-life assassination attempt on Napoleon III, this Verdi opera concerning the killing of 18th-century Swedish monarch King Gustav III finally received a Roman premiere in 1859 with its characters and locations altered. This Australian Opera presentation restores Verdi's original intentions with a lush production rich in passion, humor, and terror. Leona Mitchell, Gillian Sullivan star. 69 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Italian Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English. In Italian with English subtitles.