The Force of Destiny

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The Force of Destiny (original title in Italian, La forza del destino) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Don Alvaro, or the force of fate (1835) Spanish writer Angel Saavedra, Duke of Rivas, with a scene adapted from Friedrich Schiller Wallensteins Lager. It was first performed at the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre (then Mariinsky Theatre) St. Petersburg, Russia, November 10 (old date, that is on 22 November) 1862. Verdi was inclined by Spanish subjects.

The stage manager of this verion, Calixto Bieito, locate the rest of the action in Spanish Francoist domains of a civil war that becomes the true protagonist of the play. We have collaborated with costume designer Ingo Krugler