Royal Opera House 2019 Live Cinema Preview: Anna Netrebko & Jonas Kaufmann Hit the Silver Screen In ‘La Forza del Destino’

By David Salazar

On April 2, 2019, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden will showcase its new production of “La Forza del Destino” in cinemas.

The production, which is directed by Christof Loy stars Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann as the tragic lovers of Verdi’s epic opera. Alongside them will be Ludovic Tézier and Ferruccio Furlanetto. The production is conducted by Antonio Pappano.

The performance was one of the most hotly anticipated of the 2018-19 season, though OperaWire’s review noted that “For first-timers at ‘La forza,’ it is satisfactory. But for accustomed listeners, the notion that a lot more could be fabricated from the music – particularly with Pappano’s baton – remains irresistible.”

This performance of “La Forza” will be broadcast in cinemas worldwide in late April and early May.

This is the latest of a series of such performances that the Royal Opera House has showcased in cinemas. Others include “La Traviata” and “The Queen of Spades.” Next up is Gounod’s “Faust.”