Verdi's La Forza del Destino (The force of destiny)
Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sunset Music | Arts and Verismo Opera present
Guiseppe Verdi’s opera, La Forza del Destino
The overture to La forza del destino makes use of themes from the opera, notably an ominous motif suggesting Fate and Leonora’s second-act aria, Madre, pietosa Vergine (Mother, merciful Virgin). A complex plot, based on what might seem a series of remarkable coincidences and singular failures of perception on the part of the leading players, brings several important and moving duets, notably the closing scene of the second act, where the Father Guardian advises Leonora on the religious life, and the duets between the two younger men, Don Alvaro and Don Carlo, Solenne in quest’ora (In this solemn hour). Leonora’s aria Pace, pace, mio Dio (Peace, peace, my God) in Act IV, movingly expresses her continuing feelings of love, as she lives her solitary life, and before the final tragedy.
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Date: Sat. December 10, 7 p.m.
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $25 General, $20 Seniors/Students
Limited Seating - Reserve your tickets early.
For information on the production and the cast visit http://www.verismoopera.org/
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