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La Forza del destino (I) – Acts I & II

With Violeta Urmana and Marcelo Álvarez. Philippe Jordan, Music director

La Forza del destino (I) – Acts I & II With Violeta Urmana and Marcelo Álvarez. Philippe Jordan, Music director

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Thirty years after it was last performed at the Paris Opera, La Forza del destino is back staged by Jean-Claude Auvray.

Composed by Giuseppe Verdi on a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and after Angel Perez de Saavedra's play Don Alvaro o La fuerza del sino, La Forza del destino was commissioned by the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia. The opera was premiered there in 1862, three years after the great success of Un Ballo in maschera. While at the exact same time the Italian unit is being achieved, Verdi is once again wholly absorbed in his huge operatic project.

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Program

  • Giuseppe Verdi, La forza del destino
    • Act I
    • Overture
    • Act II

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Olivier Simonnet
  • Venue: Opéra Bastille (Paris, France)
  • Broadcast date: Dec. 8, 2011, 7 p.m.
  • Production date: 2011
  • Recording date: 08/12/2011

Associated event

Casting

  • Philippe Jordan | Music director
  • Jean-Claude Auvray | Stage director
  • Alain Chambon | Set designer
  • Maria-Chiara Donato | Costumes
  • Laurent Castaingt | Lighting
  • Terry John Bates | Choreographer
  • Patrick Marie Aubert | Chorus master
  • Mario Luperi | Il Marchese di Calatrava
  • Violeta Urmana | Donna Leonora
  • Vladimir Stoyanov | Don Carlo di Vargas
  • Marcelo Raúl Àlvarez | Don Alvaro
  • Nadia Krasteva | Preziosilla
  • Kwangchul Youn | Padre Guardiano
  • Nicola Alaimo | Fra Melitone
  • Nona Javakhidze | Curra
  • Christophe Fel | Un Alcade
  • Rodolphe Briand | Mastro Trabuco
  • François Lis | Un Chirurgo
  • Paris Opera Orchestra
  • Opéra national de Paris Choir
  • Nicolas Joel | Director of the opéra national de paris

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