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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

Premiere 21.01.2023
Location Großer Saal Musiktheater

Dates 2022/2023

Saturday, 21. January 2023
Friday, 03. February 2023
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Saturday, 04. March 2023
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Wednesday, 19. April 2023
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Tuesday, 25. April 2023
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Sunday, 14. May 2023
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Friday, 09. June 2023
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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.