La Forza del Destino

Metropolitan Opera
165 W 65th St # 7, New York, NY 10023
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave Commissioned for St Petersburg (the premiere was in 1862), La Forza del Destino was based on a play by the Duke of Rivas, and was at first only a moderate success. Although Verdi revised it for Milan in 1869, it took a long time for audiences to come to appreciate the sprawling drama; several years take place between the first and last scenes, and the number of coincidences in the plot stretches credulity to the limit. But the overture, the arias for Leonora (including "Pace!"), and the duets for tenor and baritone have ensured that the opera remains popular whenever it is revived. Schedule Monday, February 20 at 8:00 pm Friday, February 24 at 8:00 pm Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 pm Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 pm Tuesday, March 7 at 8:00 pm Saturday, March 11 at 1:30 pm Wednesday, March 15 at 8:00 pm Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 pm Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 pm

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