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La Forza del Destino

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Legendary conductor Bruno Walter leads this riveting performance of Verdi’s dark tale with Stella Roman (Leonore) and Frederick Jagel (Alvaro) as the young lovers separated after a tragic accident. A cruel fate makes each one believe that the other is dead, until another accident reunites them—only to wrench them apart once more. The great American baritone Lawrence Tibbett is Don Carlo, Leonora’s avenging brother who will stop at nothing to save the family honor, and the great Ezio Pinza takes a star turn as Padre Guardiano.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Jan 23, 1943


Giuseppe Verdi


Francesco Maria Piave

Run Time

2 HRS 29 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus