At The Opera, Verdi's La Forza del Destino (1941 Cetra), January 14, 2023
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La forza del destino or The Power of Fate is often translated The Force of Destiny, is an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on a Spanish drama, Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino (1835), by Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas, with a scene adapted from Friedrich Schiller's Wallensteins Lager. It was first performed in the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre of Saint Petersburg, Russia, on November 29, 1862.
La forza del destino is frequently performed, and there have been a number of complete recordings. In addition, the overture is part of the standard repertoire for orchestras, often played as the opening piece at concerts.
Leonora - Maria Caniglia
Don Carlo - Carlo Tagliabue
Don Alvaro - Galliano Masini
Preziosilla - Ebe Stignani
Padre - Tancredi Pasero
The Symphony Orchesta and Chorus of Turin
Gino Marinuzzi - conductor
CERTA/WARNER 1941 - remastered in 2000
Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
La forza del destino (Cetra/Warner 1941)
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro dell' EIAR di Torino Gino Marinuzzi