Forza del Destino

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La Forza del Destino

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LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Giuseppe Verdi

Opera in 4 acts
Sung in Italian

Bayerische Staatsoper
Recorded July 2014

CREATIVE TEAM
Conductor Asher Fisch
Director Martin Kušej
Chorus The Chorus of Bayerische Staatsoper
Orchestra Bayerisches Staatsorchester

ARTISTIC TEAM
Don Alvaro Jonas Kaufmann
Donna Leonora Anja Harteros
Don Carlo di Vargas Ludovic Tézier
Il Marchese di Calatrava / Padre Guardiano Vitalij Kowaljow
Preziosilla Nadia Krasteva
Fra Melitone Renato Girolami


La forza del destino – what is the meaning of the destiny that Verdi uses so forcefully? Who forces Leonora, and Alvaro as the murderer of her father, to enter the hermitage of a monastery – and confronts them there, in a mighty showdown, with the brother who is full of hatred and cannot forgive? Is it a declaration of war against God’s promise of redemption? The heavenly cantilena of a solo violin rises at the end of the opera – in the face of the death of the hero’s lover and brother. Those who withdraw into the consoling twilight of a divine peace here are only trying to deny one thing: the force of destiny.
Genre
Opera, Culture Vulture
Runtime
179
Language
Italian
Director
Martin Kušej
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