1305 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, California

La Forza del Destino - The Power of Fate

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

Fri, October 15, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Sun, October 17, 2010 at 2:00 PM
Sat, October 23, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Sun, October 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM

All performances at the Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California


Leonora is in love with Alvaro and plans to elope with him. Her father, the Marquis de Calatrava, intercepts them. Alvaro accidentally wounds the Marquis, who dies cursing them. Carlos, Leonora’s brother, swears revenge. Set in Seville in the eighteenth century, the piece explores themes of honor, love, revenge and redemption. A late Verdi piece, written right before Don Carlo, La forza del destino boasts perhaps the most famous Verdi overture and plenty of memorable arias, ensembles and choral highlights, in a dramatically compelling and dynamic score. Like all the titles featured in the 2010-11 Season, La forza del destino is a premiere for West Bay Opera.

Official Website: http://www.wbopera.org/production.php?prod_id=173

Added by folkie on October 12, 2010

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