La forza del destino



"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.





Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Title: La forza del destino
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Staged By: David Pountney
Soloist: Alastair Miles, Carlos Alvarez, Krasteva, Nadia, Nina Stemme, Salvatore Licitra
Orchestra: Wiener Staatsoper
Chorus: Wiener Staatsoper
Choreography: Beate Vollack
Video Director: Karina Fibich
Genre: Opera
Length: 161 minutes
Cat.No.: A04001535
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