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Royal Opera House: La Forza del Destino

Royal Opera House: La Forza del Destino

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When:

  • Sun 28 Apr, 10:15am – 2:35pm
  • Wed 1 May, 1:10pm – 5:30pm

Where:

Lido Cinema, Centre Place, 501 Victoria St, Hamilton

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Senior - 65+: $16.00
  • Child - 15 & Under: $12.00

The production, which is directed by Christof Loy stars Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann as the tragic lovers of Verdi’s epic opera. Alongside them will be Ludovic Tézier and Ferruccio Furlanetto. The production is conducted by Antonio Pappano.

La forza del destino is one of Verdi's most ambitious scores. Its overture—which introduces us to the sinister motif signifying Fate—is one of his most memorable. The opera also contains some of Verdi’s most brilliant choral writing, including Act III’s stirring ‘Rataplan’ chorus, and several beautiful and intimate arias such as Leonora's ardent Act IV 'Pace, pace mio Dio!'. There's comedy too with the scenes for the greedy monk Fra Melitone. Christof Loy's colourful and spectacular production reflects the kaleidoscopic nature of Verdi's opera, where intense personal dramas play out against a background of war, and in which religion plays an ambiguous role.

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