La forza del destino
La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) is an Italian opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, with a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on Angel de Saavedra Ramirez de Baquedano's Don Alvaro o la Fuerza del Sino. It was first performed in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on November 10, 1862. One of Verdi's richest "middle-period" works, with one of the finest of all operatic overtures.
Principal roles[change | change source]
- Don Alvaro - tenor
- Leonora - soprano
- Don Carlo - baritone
- Preziosilla - mezzo-soprano
- Padre Guardiano - bass
- Fra Melitone - baritone
Sources[change | change source]
- The Complete Dictionary of Opera & Operetta, James Anderson, Wings Books, 1993.