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Giuseppe Verdi

La Forza del Destino

The Force of Destiny

Opera in four acts
Text by Francesco Maria Piave based on the drama Don Álvaro or The Power of Fate by Ángel de Saavedra y Ramírez de Baquedano Duke of Rivas, additions and corrections by Antonio Ghislanzoni
In Italian with surtitles
Linz version

Oper
Premiere 21.01.2023
Location Großer Saal Musiktheater
Duration 01 hrs. 30 min.

Dates 2022/2023

Thursday, 16. February 2023
19:30 - 21:00

19:00 Uhr Einführung
Saturday, 04. March 2023
19:30 - 21:00

19:00 Uhr Einführung
Wednesday, 08. March 2023
19:30 - 21:00

19:00 Uhr Einführung
Saturday, 25. March 2023
19:30 - 21:00

19:00 Uhr Einführung
Tuesday, 11. April 2023
19:30 - 21:00
Wednesday, 19. April 2023
19:30 - 21:00
Tuesday, 25. April 2023
19:30 - 21:00
Saturday, 29. April 2023
19:30 - 21:00
Tuesday, 02. May 2023
19:30 - 21:00
Sunday, 14. May 2023
17:00 - 18:30
Friday, 09. June 2023
19:30 - 21:00

Information

Leonora loves the stranger Don Álvaro. But Leonora's racist family is against this union. Therefore, the lovers want to flee. When they are interrupted by Leonora's father, Álvaro throws away his pistol as an offer of reconciliation. But upon impact, a shot is released, fatally striking Leonora's father. This tragic coincidence creates a maelstrom of hatred and revenge in which Leonora, Álvaro and Leonora's brother Carlo are drawn until the fatal end.

But is this spiral of violence really only driven - as the opera's title suggests - by the power of fate, or wouldn't those involved still have a chance to break this deadly cycle? This is one of the central questions that director Peter Konwitschny will be pondering in his Linz production, which will present Verdi's opulent, expansive work in an extremely condensed version.

Pictures

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Cast

Der Marchese von Calatrava
Michael Wagner
Donna Leonora, seine Tochter
Carina Tybjerg Madsen
Erica Eloff
Don Carlo di Vargas, sein Sohn
Adam Kim
Don Alvaro
Sung-Kyu Park
Preziosilla
Manuela Leonhartsberger
Padre Guardiano, Franziskaner
Dominik Nekel
Curra, Leonoras Zofe
Vaida Raginskytė
Ein spanischer Militärarzt
Tomaz Kovacic
Drei Ordonnanzen
Ulf Bunde
Yongcheol Kim
Laurin Siebert
Ein Straßenmusikant
Herbert Hackl
Franz-Joseph Labmayr

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