La forza del destino

La forza del destino

Giuseppe Verdi


First Performance: St. Petersburg, Imperial Theater, October 29, 1862

First Performance at the Israeli Opera: The Roman Theater, Caesarea, June 13, 2001

First Performance of this production: January 4, 2008


Conductor           Asher Fisch
Omer M. Wellber 16.1, 17.1, 18.1
Director Dalia Ibelhauptaite
Set Designer Giles Cadle
Costume Designer Juozas Statkevicius
Lighting Designer Yehiel Orgal
Choreographer Arthur Pita



Olga Romanko 

Victoria Safronova   4.1, 8.1, 11.1, 13.1, 16.1, 18.1
Don Alvaro

Hugh Smith

Emil Ivanov 4.1, 8.1, 11.1, 13.1, 16.1, 18.1
Don Carlo
di Vargas
Alexnadru Agache
Mikolaj Zalasinski

4.1, 8.1, 11.1, 13.1, 16.1, 18.1
Padre Guardiano

Paata Burchuladze

Ayk Martirossian  6.1, 17.1 ,18.1
Preziosilla Tiziana Cararo

Katja Lytting

4.1, 8.1, 11.1, 13.1, 17.1
Fra Melitone Renato Girolami
Paolo Rumetz 7.1, 8.1
The Marquis
of Calatrava
Vladimir Braun
Curra Karin Hochman
Trabuco Yosef Aridan
Mayor Noah Briger
Doctor Anatoli Krasik



The Israeli Opera Chorus

Conductor: Yishai Steckler

The Tel-Aviv Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: Leonti Wolf

The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

Surtitles: Israel Ouval 

Sung in Italian
Surtitles in English and Hebrew

Verdi at his very best! Love and friendship examined to their utmost in a widening journey of revenge that leads to cruel deaths.


Production Album

Photos: Yossi Zwecker        


Fri 4.1 (12:30), Sat 5.1 (19:30), *Mon 7.1 (19:30), Tues 8.1 (19:30),

Wed 9.1 (19:30), Fri 11.1 (12:30), Sat 12.1 (19:30), Sun 13.1 (19:30),

Mon 14.1 (19:30), Wed 16.1 (19:30), Thurs 17.1 (19:30), Fri 18.1 (12:30)

Towards Opening: Sat 29.12 (11:00)

Before the show back stage tours: Tues 8.1 (18:30), Sun 13.1 (18:30), Thurs 17.1 (18:30)

 * Premiere


The Power of the Conductor
Conductor Asher Fisch turned Verdi's La forza del destino into a flowing and exciting work, into dramatic music blended with poetry. The Rishon LeZion orchestra sounded great under his baton. Simply, a great orchestra. Fisch managed to connect all the Verdi details into one entity, into a magnificent flow of music... Bass singer Paata Burchuladze stole the show with his enormous voice and powerful stage   presence.
(Hanoch Ron, Yediot Aharonot)

“The performance was characterized by its directness and honesty. Here, you thought is Verdi’s Forza. And how often can you say that?”
(Opera Magazine, 2005)

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