‘La Forza Del Destino’ May Return To The Royal Opera House With A Major Star

The Royal Opera House

“La Forza del Destino” has had a misfortunate history over the past few years. The Royal Opera House’s 2004 production was met with boos and the Metropolitan Opera canceled its scheduled new production due to financial issues.

Well, it seems like the opera may finally get a revival at one of these houses. According to a recent article in the Telegraph.uk the Covent Garden may be lining up a production for Anna Netrebko.

The article noted, “Further ahead, the whisper is that Covent Garden has also lined her up a debut for Verdi’s La Forza del Destino. Let’s just hope she doesn’t cancel.” However, there is no confirmation of the production. Netrebko is set to grace the London stage this season for a revival of “Macbeth,” a role she has performed to great success in Munich and New York.

As for “La Forza del Destino,” it would be a welcome return especially after the 2004 production was filled with controversy. During that run, Riccardo Muti was to have made his return to the Royal Opera House but withdrew citing issues with the production. The stage director also withdrew his name from the credits and the cast comprised of Salvatore Licitra and Ambrogio Maestri received mixed reviews. Only Antonio Pappano and Violetta Urmana were saved from what most called a mess.

More information should surface in coming months.

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

1 Comment on "‘La Forza Del Destino’ May Return To The Royal Opera House With A Major Star"

  1. If ‘Forza’ is going to return to the ROH it will be great. I saw yesterday the new production for the ROH in the National Opera in Amsterdam. It is a great production by Christoff Loy.

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