Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave based on the drama Don Alvaro, o La fuerza del sino by Angel de Saavedra
•World premiere: 22 November 1862, Imperial (Bolshoi) Theatre, St Petersburg;
•Premiere of this production: 7 July 1998, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
Performed in Italian
The Performance has two intermissions
La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) is an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on a Spanish drama, Don Alvaro o La Fuerza de Sino (1835), by Бngel de Saavedra, Duke of Rivas, with a scene adapted from Friedrich Schiller’s Wallensteins Lager.