The Royal Opera House: La forza del destino

Malmesbury Town Hall

Synopsis

La forza del destino is one of Verdi's most ambitious scores. Its overture - which introduces us to the sinister motif signifying Fate - is one of his most memorable. The opera also contains some of Verdi's most brilliant choral writing, including Act III's stirring 'Rataplan' chorus, and several beautiful and intimate arias such as Leonora's ardent Act IV 'Pace, pace mio Dio!'. There's comedy too with the scenes for the greedy monk Fra Melitone. Christof Loy's colourful and spectacular production reflects the kaleidoscopic nature of Verdi's opera, where intense personal dramas play out against a background of war, and in which religion plays an ambiguous role

Released:
02/04/2019
Duration:
255 min
Genres:
Musical Program
Director:
Christof Loy
Starring:
Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, Anna Netrebko, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Antonio Pappano
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