Verdi's La Forza del Destino from Paris

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

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The Paris National Opera presents La Forza del Destino, Verdi's relentless drama of politics, passion and revenge. The production stars soprano Violeta Urmana as Leonora, tenor Marcelo Alvarez as her beloved Alvaro and baritone Vladimir Stoyanov as Carlo, who for a moment is Alvaro's ally, but soon becomes his most deadly enemy. The performance, from the Bastille Opera, is led by conductor Philippe Jordan.

Cast:

Conductor: Philippe Jordan

Lenora: Violeta Urmana (soprano)

Alvaro: Marcelo Alvarez (tenor)

Carlo: Vladimir Stoyanov (baritone)

Calatrava: Mario Luperi (bass)

Preziosilla: Nadia Krasteva (mezzo-soprano)

Melitone: Nicola Alaimo (baritone)

Father Superior: Kwangchul Youn (bass)

Calatrava: Mario Luperi

Paris National Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Comments [3]

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@Nathan,

While listening to the Operavore stream, if you go to the top right of the page and hit the button that says "Full Player," this will reveal more information. On the right you will see the piece currently playing and you should be able to click on it to take you to more information, including the singer, about that piece. I hope this answers your question.

Apr. 02 2012 10:44 AM
Nathan Lichtwar from NYC

Love Operavore but I have a question I can not always find who is singing etc!

Anyone else with this problem?

I have been clicking on WQXR then back to Operavore to get up in sync....

Apr. 01 2012 02:17 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha,l NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

OPERAVORE is venturing on a most auspicious venture in presenting operas from the various major opera companies to an audience that would otherwise have no input to these presentations. As an opera composer myself, "Shakespeare" and "The Political Shakespeare," I am most concerned that the enveloping commercial market in all the media is marginalizing any presentations of classical musical. The public schools, primary and high school, no longer have so-called music appreciation courses for the young to be aware of the manifold cultures in all the arts. It is CRIMINAL to so process such a limited understanding of mankind's achievemeents!
I am a Wagnerian heldentenor and the director of the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute. At my website, www.WagnerOpera.com, one may download free 37 complete selections from the over one hundred I have sung in four three hour long solo concerts in the main hall, the Isaac Stern Auditorium, of Carnegie Hall. They are all LIVE performances.

Apr. 01 2012 09:08 AM

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