Verdi’s La Forza del Destino
This classic 1984 telecast features the legendary Leontyne Price, one of the all-time great Verdi singers, in one of her signature Verdi roles. As Leonora, a young Spanish noblewoman and one of the repertory’s most tormented characters, she endures the losses of her father, her lover, and her brother—as well as the guilt of being indirectly responsible for each of these calamitous events—before eventually being killed herself. As always, Verdi heightens the tragedy with an endless parade of heart-wrenching arias and glorious ensembles.
The legendary Leontyne Price stars as Leonora in a classic telecast of Verdi’s gripping tragedy. The 1984 performance also features Giuseppe Giacomini, Leo Nucci, Bonaldo Giaiotti, and Isola Jones.