Verdi's Cursed Masterpiece The Force of Destiny -- Washington National Opera
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The last date listed for The Force of Destiny was Thursday October 24, 2013 / 7:30pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House
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Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play, the acclaimed National Theatre production of… More
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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
__Performed in Italian with projected English titles. Titles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.
__ _ Musicologist Saul Lilienstein leads the Thursday, Oct. 24 Opera Insight, starting one hour and 15 minutes before the performance and lasting 35–40 minutes. All other Opera Insights start one hour before the performance and last 20–25 minutes.
Informative and entertaining, Opera Insights take you inside the composer’s mind, behind the scenes of planning a production, and into the history and social context of each opera.
__These lectures are free, but patrons must present a ticket from any performance of The Force of Destiny.
__ Oct. 12 at 6:00pm Andrew Jorgensen, director of artistic planning
Oct. 16 at 6:30pm Francesca Zambello, artistic director
Oct. 18 at 6:30pm Michael Heaston, director, Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
Oct. 20 at 1:00pm Francesca Zambello
Oct. 22 at 6:30pm Andrew Jorgensen
Oct. 24 at 6:15pm Saul Lilienstein
Oct. 26 at 6:00pm Andrew Jorgensen
Stay after the performance for an artist Q&A on these dates:
Sunday matinee, October 20
Tuesday evening, October 22**
**Join WNO artists for a unique opportunity to ask questions about the production.
All discussions begin immediately after the performance and are free with your ticket. _
Donna Leonora of Vargas: Adina Aaron (10/12, 16, 20, 24, 26), Amber Wagner (10/18 & 22)
Don Alvaro: Giancarlo Monsalve (10/12, 16, 20, 24, 26), Rafael Davila (10/18 & 22)
Don Carlo of Vargas: Mark Delavan (10/12, 16, 20, 24), Luca Salsi (10/18, 22, 26)
Preziosilla: **Ketevan Kemoklidze
Brother Melitone: *Valeriano Lanchas**
Father Guardiano: **Enrico Iori
Marquis of Calatrava: *Peter Volpe**