La Forza del Destino

Giuseppe Verdi

La Forza del Destino

Upcoming Performances


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. Director Mariusz Treliński delivers the company’s first new Forza in nearly 30 years, setting the scene in a contemporary world and making extensive use of the Met’s turntable to represent the unstoppable advance of destiny that drives the opera’s chain of calamitous events. 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. For the final three performances, soprano Elena Stikhina and mezzo-soprano Maria Barakova take over as Leonora and Preziosilla.

Please note that video cameras will be in operation during the March 4 and March 9 performances as part of the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and Teatr Wielki–Polish National Opera

The Met gratefully acknowledges the support of the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa,  Lynne and Richard Pasculano, and the Rosalie J. Coe Weir Endowment Fund

Additional support from the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund and Marina Kellen French

Major support provided by Rolex


Languages sung in La Forza del Destino

Sung In



Title languages displayed for La Forza del Destino

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish


Timeline for the show, La Forza del Destino

Estimated Run Time

4 hrs 5 mins

  • House Opens

  • Acts I and II

    80 mins

  • Intermission

    35 mins

  • Act III

    50 mins

  • Intermission

    40 mins

  • Act IV

    40 mins

  • Opera Ends



Mariusz Treliński

Set Designer

Boris Kudlička

Costume Designer

Moritz Junge

Lighting Designer

Marc Heinz

Projection Designer

Bartek Macias


Maćko Prusak

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Giuseppe Verdi

La Forza del Destino