LA FORZA DEL DESTINO

Starring Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufman - The Royal Opera
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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 3 Thu, May 16 2:00 PM

Description

The Royal Opera

Verdi's LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Starring Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufman

Thursday, May 16 at 2 pm | Members $11 | Public $16

La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) is one of Verdi's most ambitious scores. The storythat tells the tale of a fatal accident that triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy- is one of Verdi’s most memorable.

The Marquis of Calatrava forbids his daughter Leonora to marry the South American nobleman Don Alvaro. The lovers attempt to elope, but the Marquis catches them. In the ensuing altercation, Alvaro accidentally kills the Marquis, who curses his daughter as he dies. Leonora and Alvaro become separated during their escape and Leonora's brother Don Carlo di Vargas decides to find them and avenge his father. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action.

4 hours, 15 minutes including two intervals | Italian with english surtitles