Force of destiny 920
4.3 / 5 Rated by 43 members
Review from joans
Red Velvet 132 events 45 reviews

This is an opera to see, but one that is rarely presented as it is a major undertaking to stage with its large casts and changes of time and place, plus it requires numerous lead singers in roles which are especially challenging to sing. WNO has...continued

reviewed Oct 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Amy T
Red Velvet 276 events 68 reviews

A departure from WNO's usual staging!

reviewed Oct 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from ME
Red Velvet 47 events 9 reviews

above and beyond.

reviewed Oct 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Vicky
Red Velvet 34 events 8 reviews

It was a lovely evening. The cast was great, the voices wonderful and the conductor was amazing!

reviewed Oct 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Maiori
Red Velvet 44 events 4 reviews

We thought the singers were very good, leads and the chorus did a wonderful job. We also loved the set. The only weak point was the women's costumes, especially for the lead! An added bonus was the post-concert Q & A sessiojn with members of the...continued

reviewed Oct 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sandy Garvin
Red Velvet 16 events 3 reviews

A wonderful evening. Beautiful music, voices, staging. Thanks for making it possible Goldstar!

reviewed Oct 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Leslie Baldwin
41 events 26 reviews

I did not care for this opera, either the music or the production. Costumes and sets were garish and the singing mixed. The lead tenor was not strong but several supporting players were very good both singing and stage presence. However, it was...continued

reviewed Oct 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from James Lytle
25 events 22 reviews

The production was just not very good. I think that's enough said.

reviewed Oct 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Cynthia Cohen
104 events 16 reviews

Less familiar with the music of this opera. Thought singing was good. It was an enjoyable evening. Kept both my husband and I awake after full day at work.

reviewed Oct 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Dancing Always
48 events 15 reviews

Go an hour early and hear the Opera Insights talk - check the kennedy-center.org, "The Force of Destiny," for specific times.

Francesca Zambello freshened up this opera. This production, with its updated sets hinting of Spain but feeling global,...continued

reviewed Oct 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Joshua Sloan
28 events 12 reviews

Adina Aaron has a passionate, controlled (but expressive voice), a joy to listen to; the sets were fantastic and gave the production a unique and edgy feel. Sitting close allowed us to appreciate the acting more than usual. Supertitles were...continued

reviewed Oct 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from pookyone
19 events 12 reviews

It was great!!!

reviewed Oct 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Robert S.
67 events 11 reviews

Fantastic singing and orchestra - inscenation annoying – close your eyes and enjoy

reviewed Oct 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Nancy R Stanly
18 events 11 reviews

No, problem getting my ticket. Despite what the Post reviewer said I enjoyed the performance!

reviewed Oct 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Helen Leneman
44 events 8 reviews

Though most of the singing was wonderful--far more than Anne Midgette's review would have made you think--the production is TERRIBLE. This plot does not fit in the modern grunge sets and costumes, and it is hard to watch a brilliantly sung Leonora...continued

reviewed Oct 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from dhkjhgjaih
8 events 7 reviews

The venue was great as always. Too much emphasis on Jesus in the middle...but it's an Italian opera...so it's bound to happen once in a while. I like the modern interpretation of the old Verdi classic. Set design was very nice, very well done.

reviewed Oct 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from jjohnson29
17 events 7 reviews

We were practically in the front row. Not quite as good as the last opera we saw at the Kennedy Center, but still a treat. Goldstar delivers again.

reviewed Oct 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Evelyn
4 events 4 reviews

easy to use Goldstar, even changing nights.Opera was wonderful!

reviewed Oct 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Huffy
14 events 4 reviews

It's too bad that Ann Midgette's review in the Post was so sour. (Despite the abundance of half-price tickets, there were many empty seats.) I might have preferred a more traditional staging, but maybe not....I had never seen this opera before. ...continued

reviewed Oct 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Roberto Pabalan
26 events 2 reviews

Great performance, great production, great venue!

reviewed Oct 16 2013 report as inappropriate
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