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Host Sean Bianco brings you a full-length opera featuring great voices from the past and present followed by “Opera Potpourri.”
La forza del destino or The Power of Fate, often translated The Force of Destiny, 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 10, 1862.
Leontyne Price - Leonora
Richard Tucker – Don Alvaro
Robert Merrill - Don Carlo
Shirley Verrett - Preziosilla
Giorgio Tozzi – Padre Guardiano
Ezio Flagello – Fra Melitone
Thomas Schippers, RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra - 1964