La Forza del Destino

Met Opera Live in HD

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  • New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
  • Mariusz Treliński Production

Giuseppe Verdi

La forza del destino
Opera in four acts

Duration: 4h 13 min

Lisa Davidsen made her Met Opera debut in 2019 in Suppé’s The Sword Lady and has since become one of the leading figures in New York opera theatre. At the time, the New York Times described the Norwegian soprano’s emergence as “a radiant debut… singing with confidence, vigour and intention, with freshness and maturity”. Davidsen is now, for the first time, taking on the role of Leonora, the protagonist of La forza del destino, in a new production of Verdi’s opera, staged by Mariusz Trelinski and screened live on Gulbenkian Música.


Francesco Maria Piave Libretto based on the play Don Álvaro o La Fuerza del Sino by Ángel de Saavedra, Duke of Rivas, with a scene from the play Wallensteins Lager by Friedrich von Schiller, translated by Andrea Maffei, and additional text by Antonio Ghislanzoni

Boris Kudlička Set designer
Moritz Junge Costume designer
Marc Heinz Lighting designer
Bartek Macias Projection designer
Maćko Prusak Choreographer

CAST — In order of vocal appearance

Soloman Howard Marquis of Calatrava and Padre Guardiano (Bass)
Lise Davidsen Donna Leonora (Soprano)
Stephanie Lauricella Curra (Mezzo-Soprano)
Brian Jagde Don Alvaro (Tenor)
Christopher Job Alcaide (Bass-Baritone)
Igor Golovatenko Don Carlo di Vargas (Baritone)
Carlo Bosi Trabuco (Tenor)
Judit Kutasi Preziosilla (Mezzo-Soprano)
Patrick Carfizzi Fra Melitone (Bass-Baritone)
Paul Corona Surgeon (Bass)
Patrick Miller, Jeremy Little, Ned Hanlon Vendors

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