La forza del destino



The opera La forza del destino was composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni and Francesco Maria Piave based on Wallensteins Lager by Friedrich Schiller and Don Alvaro, ó La Fuerza del Sino by Angel de Saavedra Ramírez de Banquedano. It was first performed at Imperial Opera in St. Petersburg (Russia) on 1862-11-10 and published by Ricordi. The opera is set in Italy and Seville.

Dramatis Personae:

  • An Alcalde (Bass)
  • Curra, Leonora's maid (Mezzosoprano)
  • Don Alvaro (Tenor)
  • Don Carlo di Vargas, Calatrava's son (Baritone)
  • Donna Leonora di Vargas, Calatrava's daughter (Soprano)
  • Fra Melitone, A Franciscan monk (Bass)
  • Marchese di Calatrava (Bass)
  • Mastro Trabuco, A muleteer, then pedlar (Tenor)
  • Padre Guardiano, A Franciscan monk (Bass)
  • Preziosilla, A gypsy girl (Mezzosoprano)
  • Surgeon, In the Spanish army (Bass)
Recordings: VOP 008/2002


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