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

Release Date: 10/18/2005
Catalog Number: B000477009
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: James Levine
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 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
Works on This Recording
1. La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: James Vernon (Bass), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass), Anthony Laciura (Tenor), Giuseppe Giacomini (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Leo Nucci (Baritone), John Darrenkamp (Baritone), Enrico Fissore (Baritone), James Courtney (Bass Baritone), Diane Kesling (Mezzo Soprano), Isola Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: James Levine
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869 ; Italy
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