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La forza del destino melodramma in quattro atti

La forza del destino [videorecording] : melodramma in quattro atti / Giuseppe Verdi, [composer] ; Francesco Maria Piave, [librettist].
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Milan : Hardy Classic Video, c2011.

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Additional Authors
  • Caballé, Montserrat.
  • Carreras, José.
  • Cappuccilli, Piero.
  • Ghiaurov, Nicolai, 1929-2004.
  • Nave, Maria Luisa.
  • Bruscantini, Sesto.
  • Patanè, Giuseppe, 1932-1989.
  • Piave, Francesco Maria, 1810-1876.
  • Hardy Classic Video.
  • Teatro alla Scala.
2 videodiscs (192 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in. +
Leonora and Don Alvaro are preparing to elope when her father enters the room to stop them. He has opposed their marriage because of Don Alvaro's mixed ancestory. In a token of surrender, Alvaro throws his pistol to the floor which discharges. Fatally wounded, the Marquis curses Leonora and the force of destiny is thus set in motion. Leonora escapes and goes to a monastery to repent and spend her last days. Her brother, Don Carlo, has vowed to hunt her and Alvaro down and kill them to vendicate his father's death. Don Carlo and Alvaro meet in Italy during the war, and before Carlo can extract his vengeance, Alvaro escapes. He unknowingly goes to the same monastery as Leonora. One evening, Carlo arrives and the two duel. All three of their paths converge for a final fatal time.
Uniform Title
Forza del destino
Alternative Title
Forza del destino
  • Filmed operas.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Title from container.
  • Originally broadcast on television in 1978.
Event (note)
  • Recorded live on June 18, 1978 at La Scala, Milan, Italy.
System Details (note)
  • DVD, NTSC, region 0, picture format 4:3; Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM dual mono.
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian; English, French, Italian or Spanish subtitles.
  • ocn705082627
  • 705082627
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries