Notes and Editorial Reviews
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 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