Verdi’s La Forza del Destino

March 9, 2024, 12:00 pm

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Lise Davidsen looks dismayed in character as Leonora in a lavish production of Forza del Destino
Lise Davidsen as Leonora in Verdi's La Forza del Destino (Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s 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 repertory’s most tormented—and thrilling—heroines.

The distinguished cast also features tenor Brian Jagde as Leonora’s 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 Leonora’s father and Padre Guardiano.

Description via Met Opera.