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La Forza del destino
Opera Giuseppe Verdi
Opéra Bastille - from 12 to 30 December 2022
3h50 with 2 intervals
Language : Italian
Surtitle : French / English
Opening night : 12 Dec. 2022
In few words:
As the curtain rises, Don Alvaro makes ready to flee with Leonora. Alas, the two lovers are surprised by the young woman’s father. Alvaro throws his pistols to the ground but one of them goes off and kills the father: destiny is pitiless and laughs at men’s fates. A grand fresco full of plot twists in which the father’s curse overshadows all, La Forza del destino, like Rigoletto and Il Trovatore, is also a work of its time. In 1861, Verdi agreed to become a parliamentary deputy in order to pursue his political ideals. However, the Risorgimento was flagging and the composer was assailed by doubts. A certain dark melancholy suffuses the score, where the motif of destiny recurs throughout alongside the idea of redemption. In Jean‑Claude Auvray’s production, opera becomes a place where dreams shatter against the wall of reality whilst there emerges a fragile yet intoxicatingly beautiful song of hope.
Leonora di Vargas: The marquis’ daughter
Don Alvaro: Son of a Spanish noble and an Inca princess
Don Carlo di Vargas: Leonora’s brother
Preziosilla: A vivandière
Il padre Guardiano: Father Superior in the monastery
Fra Melitone: A Franciscan and military chaplain
Trabuco: A muleteer and pedlar
Curra: Leonora’s chambermaid
- First part 80 mn
- Intermission 30 mn
- Second part 60 mn
- Intermission 20 mn
- Third part 40 mn
Quiz: Verdi and his operas
La Forza del destino
Opera in four acts (1862)
Francesco Maria Piave
Il Marchese di Calatrava :
Don Carlo di Vargas :
Don Alvaro :
Padre Guardiano :
Fra Melitone :
Un Alcade :
Maestro Trabuco :
Un chirurgo :
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