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La Forza del destino

Opéra Bastille - from 06 June to 09 July 2019

La Forza del destino

Opera Giuseppe Verdi

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Opéra Bastille - from 06 June to 09 July 2019

3h50 with 2 intervals

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening nith : 6 June 2019

About

In few words:

When the curtain rises, Don Alvaro is about to flee with Leonora. Alas, the two lovers are caught in the act by Leonora’s father. Alvaro throws his pistols to the ground but one of them goes off and kills the father. The force of destiny is pitiless and laughs at the fates of men. A grand fresco abounding in dramatic twists, La Forza del destino is also a work deeply rooted in its own time. In 1861, Verdi agreed to stand for parliament to pursue his political ideals. However, the Risorgimento was floundering and the composer fell prey to doubt. His dark melancholy suffuses “La Forza”. The opera becomes a place where dreams are shattered against the wall of reality but where a fragile song of hope of enrapturing beauty is to be heard.

  • Opening
  • First part 80 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 60 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Third part 40 mn
  • End
  • La Forza del destino

    Opera in four acts

    • Conductor :

      Nicola Luisotti

    • Director :

      Jean-Claude Auvray

    • Set design :

      Alain Chambon

    • Costume design :

      Maria Chiara Donato

    • Lighting design :

      Laurent Castaing

    • Choreography :

      Terry John Bates

    • Chorus master :

      José Luis Basso

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