La forza del destino
Welsh National Opera returns with three passionate productions guaranteed to rouse emotions.
David Pountney’s new production of Verdi’s epic La forza del destino follows an inescapable chain of events of love and revenge, and opens with the instantly-familiar Overture that introduces the sense of feeling that the force of destiny is unstoppable.
Based on the legend of Don Juan, the amoral rogue Don Giovanni finds himself on the run pursued by a force from beyond the grave. When he refuses to show remorse, vengeance is inevitable concluding in a heart-stopping finale.
The season closes with Tosca, a thrilling story of love, lust, loyalty and corruption set against a turbulent backdrop of Rome during the Napoleon invasion. Puccini characterises the drama through his exquisite melodies and orchestration, and fabulous arias that have made this one of the best-loved operas in the world.