La forza del destino – 2010 Season

Giuseppe Verdi

 

Opera in four acts

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on Ángel de Saavedra’s Don Álvaro, o La fuerza del sino

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

First performed 10 November 1862, Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, St. Petersburg

With the City of London Sinfonia and Opera Holland Park Chorus

New production (first ever by Opera Holland Park)

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London

 

Performances on 27, 29, 31 July and 4, 6, 10, 12, 14 August 2010

 

Production supported by Opera Holland Park Friends Production Syndicate:

Anonymous

Philip Bowman

Martin & Wendy Kramer

Michael Lewis

Richard & Judith Morrissey

Eric & Maxine Reynolds

Richard & Ginny Salter

Jan Woloniecki

 

Conductor Stuart Stratford

Director Martin Duncan

Designer Alison Chitty

Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan

Choreographer Paul Kitson

Assistant Director Joel Ivany

Assistant Designer Mark Friend

Costume Supervisor Carrie Bayliss

Répétiteur Elizabeth Rowe

Chorus Master Matthew Waldren

Stage Manager Helen Reynolds

Deputy Stage Manager Tracey Haddock

Assistant Stage Manager Beth Crock

 

Cast

Leonora Gweneth-Ann Jeffers

Don Alvaro Peter Auty

Don Carlo Mark Stone

Padre Guardiano Mikhail Svetlov

Marquis di Calatrava Graeme Broadbent

Preziosilla Carole Wilson

Fra Melitone Donald Maxwell

Curra Olivia Ray

Trabuco Aled Hall

L’alcade/Surgeon William Robert Allenby