Concert will begin at 16:10 hours GMT
Verdi's 'La forza del destino' with Damyanov, Nikolaeva, Stanchev and Anastasov from Sofia
Verdi's 'La forza del destino' is an Italian opera. The libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on a Spanish drama, Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino by Ángel de Saavedra. Don Alvaro is a young nobleman from South America (presumably Peru) who is part Indian and who has settled in Seville where he is not very well thought of. He falls in love with Donna Leonora, the daughter of the Marquis of Calatrava, but Calatrava is determined that she shall marry only a man of the highest origin. Despite knowing her father’s aversion to Alvaro, Leonora is deeply in love with him, and she determines to give up her home and country in order to elope with him. In this endeavor, she is aided by her confidante, Curra. Performers:
Marquis of Calatrava: Dimitar Stanchev.
Leonora di Vargas: Radostina Nikolaeva.
Don Carlo di Vargas: Ventseslav Anastasov.
Don Alvaro: Daniel Damyanov.
Preziosilla: Irena Petkova.
Il Padre Guardiano: Svetozar Rangelov.
Fra Melitone: Iliya Iliev.
Curra: Blagovesta Mekki-Tsvetkova.
Alcalde: Anton Radev.
Trabuco: Hrisimir Damyanov.
A surgeon: Krastan Krastanov.
Sofia National Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Francesco Rosa.