AROP evening — Opera

La Forza del destino

15 Dec. 2022

  • 3h50 with 2 intermissions
  • Opéra Bastille
  • Cocktail attire

La Forza del destino

Production de 2018

  • Conductor

    Jader Bignamini

  • Music

    Giuseppe Verdi

  • Libretto

    Francesco Maria Piave

  • Director

    Jean-Claude Auvray

  • Choreography

    Terry John Bates

  • Set design

    Alain Chambon

  • Costume design

    Maria Chiara Donato

  • Lighting design

    Laurent Castaingt

  • Collaboration to the choreograhy

    Paolo Ferri

  • Chorus master

    Ching-Lien Wu

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.

Original production by Jean-Claude Auvray, revival directed by Stephen Taylor
Orchestre et Chœurs de l’Opéra national de Paris
Coproduction avec le Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelone

La Forza del destino

Production de 2018

  • Il Marchese di Calatrava

    James Creswell

  • Donna Leonora

    Anna Netrebko

  • Don Carlo di Vargas

    Ludovic Tézier

  • Don Alvaro

    Russell Thomas

  • Preziosilla

    Elena Maximova

  • Padre Guardiano

    Ferruccio Furlanetto

  • Fra Melitone

    Nicola Alaimo

  • Curra

    Julie Pasturaud

  • Un Alcade

    Florent Mbia

  • Maestro Trabuco

    Carlo Bosi

  • Un chirurgo

    Hyun Sik Zee

  • 19:00

    First part

  • 20:20

    Intermission cocktail

  • 20:50

    Second part

  • 21:50

    Intermission cocktail

  • 22:10

    Third part

  • 22:50

    End of the performance

  • 23:05


La Force du destin (saison 22/23) - Acte2 - Ludovic Tézier

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[EXTRAIT] LA FORZA DEL DESTINO by Verdi - "La Vergine degli Angeli" (Anna Pirozzi)

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[EXTRAIT] LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, Verdi - Le minacce, i fieri accenti (Russell Thomas, Ludovic Tézier)

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Les spectateurs de LA FORCE DU DESTIN réagissent au spectacle

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[EXTRAIT] LA FORZA DEL DESTINO by Verdi - "Urna fatale del mio destino" (Ludovic Tézier)

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[EXTRAIT] LA FORZA DEL DESTINO by Verdi - "Solenne in quest'ora" (Ludovic Tézier, Russell Thomas)

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La Forza del destino (season 22/23)

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