Giuseppe Verdi

La Forza del Destino



On March 9, Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendettas, and family strife, with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen 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. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

English StreamText captioning is available for the Met’s transmission of La Forza del Destino here. A transcript of the transmission will also be available to view after the live performance.

Buy tickets for La Forza del Destino live in the opera house here.

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



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