La Forza del Destino was unfortunately directed by Christof Loy, a man who can not let an opera speak for itself. The production was a halfway modernised with a new backstory that was totally backwards. The singing was glorious. but the directing made it less enjoyable. What a difference a production makes! I loved it last time I saw it at Covent Garden.
2019-04-17 La Forza del Destino (G. Verdi), Royal Opera House (London)

​Leonora = Liudmyla Monastyrska
Don Alvaro = Yusif Eyvazov
Don Carlo di Vargas = Christopher Maltman
Padre Guardiano = Ferruccio Furlanetto
Fra Melitone = Alessandro Corbelli
Preziosilla = Aigul Akhmetshina
Marchese di Calatrava = Robert Lloyd
Curra = Roberta Alexander
Alcalde = Michael Mofidian
Maestro Trabuco = Carlo Bosi

Antonio Pappano, conductor
Royal Opera Chorus
Concert Master
Sergey Galaktionov
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Director - Christof Loy

Associate director - Georg Zlabinger

Designer - Christian Schmidt

Associate set designer - Federico Pacher

Lighting designer - Olaf Winter

Choreographer - Otto Pichler

Associate choreographer - Johannes Stepanek

Dramaturg - Klaus Bertisch
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