VERDI, G.: Forza del destino (La) (Vienna State Opera, 2008)

VERDI, G.: Forza del destino (La) (Vienna State Opera, 2008)


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La forza del Destino
Libretto/Text Author: Piave, Francesco Maria
Conductor: Mehta, Zubin

Don Carlo di Vargas: Alvarez, Carlos
Donna Leonora: Stemme, Nina
Fra Melitone: Bracci, Tiziano
Il Marchese di Calatrava: Miles, Alastair
Mastro Trabuco: Roider, Michael
Padre Guardiano: Miles, Alastair
Preziosilla: Krasteva, Nadia

Set/Stage Designer: Hudson, Richard
Costume Designer: Hudson, Richard
Lighting Designer: Kebour, Fabrice
Choreographer: Vollack, Beate
Stage Director: Pountney, David
Television Director: Fibich, Karina

Date of Production: 2008
Venue: Vienna State Opera
Playing Time: 02:40:41
Catalogue Number: A04001535


"The cast is a dream team", wrote the Financial Times after the premiere of this production of Verdi's La forza del destino at the Wiener Staatsoper. At the top of the list is soprano Nina Stemme, who gives a full-blooded portrayal of Leonora. Passionate, forceful readings are also provided by Salvatore Licitra as Alvaro, Leonora's lover, and by Carlos Alvarez as Don Carlo, Leonora's vengeful brother. Zubin Mehta leads the Staatsoper Orchestra with agility, subtleness and relaxed mastery. Director David Pountney establishes the randomness of fate at the outset in a video depicting a butterfly flapping its wings and setting fortune's wheel into motion.

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