Verdi’s La Forza del Destino from Barcelona

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Verdi’s 'La Forza del Destino' from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Verdi’s 'La Forza del Destino' from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

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Verdi's La Forza del Destino, a vivid exploration of fate, is relentless drama of politics, passion and revenge, brought to the stage by a highly-accomplished international cast.

This production comes from the Paris National Opera. The stars are soprano Violeta Urmana as Leonora, tenor Marcello Giordani as her beloved Alvaro, and baritone Ludovic Tézier as Carlo, who for a moment is Alvaro's ally, but soon becomes his most deadly enemy. The performance, from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, is led by conductor Renato Palumbo.

Cast:

Conductor: Renato Palumbo

Leonora: Violeta Urmana (soprano)

Alvaro: Marcello Giordano (tenor)

Carlo: Ludovic Tézier (baritone)

Preziosilla: Marianne Cornetti (mezzo-soprano)

Calatrava: Abramo Rosalen (bass)

Fra Melitone: Bruno de Simone (baritone)

Trabuco: Vincenc Esteve Madrid

Father Superior: Vitali Kowaljow (bass)

Curra: Cristina Faus (mezzo-soprano)

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu

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