La Forza Del Destino

Just recovering from the wonderful matinee at Covent Garden of La Forza del Destino: a beautifully well judged production, austere sets, cinematic projections, love, passion, murder, a monastery, and death, with Jonas Kaufmann as Don Alvaro and Anna Netrebko as Donna Leonora, both magnificent. There are dud bits, but that’s the fault of the opera and they don’t detract from the central drama. We loved it.

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3 thoughts on “La Forza Del Destino

  1. Jean Walker says:

    Being an opera nut and a Tasmanian I am VERY envious of you. I have seen Kaufmann once at Covent Garden and it was a poor production (I thought) of Manon Lescaut, although his singing was worth going for.

  2. Jean Walker says:

    Unfortunately we only come each year to the UK in our winter which means the opera season is not at its best but we go to whatever we can. Managed to see Bryn Terfel in Falstaff last year.

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