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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