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Verdi: La Forza del Destino / Levine, Price, Nucci, Metropolitan Opera

Verdi / Vernon / Price / Nucci / Mooc / Levine
Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000477009  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  John DarrenkampDiane KeslingIsola JonesGiuseppe Giacomini,   ... 
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Directed by John Dexter

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Italian/German/English/French/Spanisch/Chinese A production of Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.

* This John Dexter production was premiered in 1975 and filmed in 1984.
* The incomparable Leontyne Price delivered a series of unforgettable performances as Leonora, imprinting the role with the uniqueness of her voice and her superlative acting.
* James Levine's conducting was hailed by The New York Times for being "full of drive and fire" with "the grandeur of the magnificent score coming through."
* La Forza del Destino had its world premiere in 1862 and was Verdi's
Read more strongest statement on the inexorability of fate.
* This Met performance is based on the 1869 version of Forza, which includes Verdi's entirely new ending for the opera
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Works on This Recording

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  John Darrenkamp (Baritone), Diane Kesling (Mezzo Soprano), Isola Jones (Mezzo Soprano),
Giuseppe Giacomini (Tenor), Leo Nucci (Baritone), Leontyne Price (Soprano),
James Courtney (Bass Baritone), Enrico Fissore (Baritone), Anthony Laciura (Tenor),
James Vernon (Bass), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 

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