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At The Opera, Verdi: La Forza del Destino, April 19, 2014


La forza del destino (The Force of Destino) is an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on a Spanish drama, Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino (1835), by Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas, with a scene adapted from Friedrich Schiller's Wallensteins Lager. It was first performed in the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre of Saint Petersburg, Russia, on  November 22, 1862.

La forza del destino is frequently performed, and there have been a number of complete recordings. In addition, the overture  is part of the standard repertoire for orchestras, often played as the opening piece at concerts.

This 1977 recording stars Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo and Sherrill Milnes. James Levine Conducts.

 
Saturday, April 19, 2014

Play List

8:00p
8:00p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
8:06p
Verdi: La forza del destino ; Levine, conductor; Label: RCA FindBUY
11:00p
11:20p
Wagner: Die Walkure: Leb' Wohl, Du Kuhnes, Herrliches Kind! ; Label: Decca FindBUY
11:38p
Verdi: Otello: Dio Ti Giocondi - Mario Lanza/Licia Albanese - RCA; Ray Sinatra, conductor; Mario Lanza; Label: RCA FindBUY
11:56p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY

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