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Saturday, April 19, 2014 Permalink

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.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:06pm
Verdi: La forza del destino BUY ; Levine, conductor
11:00pm
11:20pm
Wagner: Die Walkure: Leb' Wohl, Du Kuhnes, Herrliches Kind! BUY from George London - The Singers; composed by Wagner
11:38pm
Verdi: Otello: Dio Ti Giocondi - Mario Lanza/Licia Albanese BUY RCA; Ray Sinatra, conductor Mario Lanza
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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