25th May

Concert will begin at 17:30 hours GMT

Verdi's' 'La forza del destino' with Kaufmann, Netrebko, Tzier and Furlanetto from London

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Verdi's' 'La forza del destino' is an Italian opera on a libretto written by Francesco Maria Piave based on a Spanish drama, 'Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino', by Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas, with a scene adapted from Friedrich Schiller's Wallensteins Lager. 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, who is determined that she shall marry only a man of the highest origin. Performers:

Leonora: Anna Netrebko.
Don Alvaro: Jonas Kaufmann.
Don Carlo di Vargas: Ludovic Tézier.
Padre Guardiano: Ferruccio Furlanetto.
Fra Melitone: Alessandro Corbelli.
Preziosilla: Veronica Simeoni.
Marquis of Calatrava: Robert Lloyd.
Curra: Roberta Alexander.
Alcalde: Michael Mofidian.
Maestro Trabuco: Carlo Bosi.

 Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Conductor: Antonio Pappano.


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