La forza del destino

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NationaltheaterMunich, Bavaria, Germany
July 19 19:00, July 23 16:00
Performers
Bavarian State Opera
Asher FischConductor
Martin KušejDirector
Martin ZehetgruberSet Designer
Heidi HacklCostume Designer
Anja HarterosSopranoLeonora
Simone PiazzolaBaritoneDon Carlo
Jonas KaufmannTenorDon Alvaro
Nadia KrastevaMezzo-sopranoPreziosilla
Vitalij KowaljowBassPadre Guardiano, Marquis of Calatrava
Ambrogio MaestriBaritoneFra Melitone
Matthew GrillsTenorTrabuco
Heike GrötzingerMezzo-sopranoCurra
Christian RiegerBassAlcalde
Igor TsarkovBaritoneChirurgo
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Bayerisches Staatsorchester

La forza del destino – what is the meaning of the destiny that Verdi uses so forcefully for the title of this family tale of various outlaws in his opera of 1862, revised in 1869? Who forces Leonora, and Alvaro as the murderer of her father, to enter the hermitage of a monastery – and confronts them there, in a mighty showdown, with the brother who is full of hatred and cannot forgive? Is it a declaration of war against God's promise of redemption? The heavenly cantilena of a solo violin rises at the end of the opera – in the face of the death of the hero's lover and brother. Those who withdraw into the consoling twilight of a divine peace here are only trying to deny one thing: the force of destiny.

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