MET/La Forza del Destino (ENCORE)
- 4 hr 25 min
- NOT SET
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdis grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendetta, and family strife, with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen following a string of recent Met triumphs with her role debut as the noble Leonora, one of the repertorys most tormentedand thrillingheroines. Director Mariusz Trelinski delivers the companys first new Forza in nearly 30 years, setting the scene in a contemporary world and making extensive use of the Mets turntable to represent the unstoppable advance of destiny that drives the operas chain of calamitous events. The distinguished cast also features tenor Brian Jagde as Leonoras forbidden beloved Don Alvaro, baritone Igor Golovatenko as her vengeful brother Don Carlo, mezzo-soprano Judit Kutasi as the fortune teller Preziosilla, bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi as Fra Melitone, and bass Soloman Howard as both Leonoras father and Padre Guardiano. For the final three performances, soprano Elena Stikhina and mezzo-soprano Maria Barakova take over as Leonora and Preziosilla.