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Verdi - La forza del destino

Presented by Penny Gore. Zubin Mehta conducts a performance of Verdi's tragic love story La forza del destino, given at the Teatro Comunale in Florence.

Today's Opera Matinee is a recent production of Verdi's tragic love story La Forza del Destino - The Power of Destiny - from the Teatro Comunale in Florence. Soprano Violeta Urmana, baritone Roberto Frontali and tenor Salvatore Licitra join the chorus and orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Festival, conducted by Zubin Mehta.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Verdi: La Forza del Destino

Marquis of Calatrava ..... Enrico Iori, bass
Leonora, his daughter ..... Violeta Urmana, soprano
Don Carlo di Vargas, his son ..... Roberto Frontali, baritone
Don Alvaro, Leonora's suitor ..... Salvatore Licitra, tenor
Curra, Leonora's maid ..... Antonella Trevisan, mezzo-soprano
Preziosilla, a young gypsy ..... Elena Maximova, mezzo-soprano
Maestro Trabuco, a muleteer and peddler ..... Carlo Bosi, tenor
Padre Guardiano, a Franciscan ..... Roberto Scandiuzzi, bass
Fra Melitone, a Franciscan ..... Roberto De Candia, baritone
Alcalde ..... Filippo Polinelli, baritone

Maggio Musicale Chorus and Orchestra
Zubin Mehta, conductor.

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