Only Verdi's talent and expertise could have turned an involved plot, rife with the clichés of the Spanish Romantic school, into the quintessence of Italian 19th century opera. A musical miracle!
La forza del destino is an opera of Verdi's mature years (premiered in Saint Petersburg in 1862). It was based on the play of the same title by the Duke of Rivas, Angel Pérez de Saavedra, the most celebrated Spanish Romantic playwright of the day. F. M. Piave wrote the libretto and Ghislanzoni revised it to create the definitive 1869 version. The plot relates the ill-fated love affair between Leonora, the daughter of the Marquis de Calatrava, and Don Álvaro, a descendent of Inca royalty. Scenes of great lyricism and refinement alternate with comical and satirical episodes.
Opera in four acts. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on the Spanish play Don Álvaro o La fuerza del sino (1835) by Ángel de Saavedra, Duke of Rivas. One scene from Friedrich von Schiller's Wallensteins Lager. Music by Giuseppe Verdi. First performed on 10 November 1862 at the Imperial Theatre in Saint Petersburg. Revised version premiered on 27 February 1869 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. First performance at the Gran Teatre del Liceu -- in the revised version -- on 21 December 1872.
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Part I 1h 20 min.
Pause 30 min.
Act III 60 min.
Pause 20 min.
Act IV 35 min.
Total 3 hours and 50 minutes.
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