La forza del destino (The Power of Fate, often translated The Force of Destiny) is an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on a Spanish drama, Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino (1835), by Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas, with a scene adapted from Friedrich Schiller's Wallensteins Lager. It was first performed in the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre of Saint Petersburg, Russia, on 10 November 1862 O.S. (N.S. 22 November).
La forza del destino is frequently performed, and there have been a number of complete recordings. In addition, the overture (to the revised version of the opera) is part of the standard repertoire for orchestras, often played as the opening piece at concerts.
Performances & Interviews
- Verdi: La Forza del Destino - Opera Guidehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vr0zg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vr0zg.jpg2014-03-19T11:44:00.000ZA guide to Verdi's La Forza del Destino featuring the voices of Verdi experts.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01vr10q
Verdi: La Forza del Destino - Opera GuideA guide to Verdi's La Forza del Destino featuring the voices of Verdi experts.