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Synopsis

La forza del destino
Verdi

Don Alvaro and the beautiful Leonora plan to elope, but when her father is killed by a stray bullet from Alvaro’s gun, it triggers an inescapable chain of events. Forced to flee as they are pursued by her brother, who has sworn vengeance, the characters are thrown together and torn apart in a series of coincidental meetings. The other-worldly presence throughout, of the carefree Preziosilla, provides a constant reminder that the force of destiny really is unstoppable.

Verdi’s epic opera is told through a rousing score that includes the instantly-familiar Overture popularised through its use in classic film scores and advertisements. This new production – directed by WNO Artistic Director, David Pountney, and conducted by WNO Conductor Laureate Carlo Rizzi – marks the beginning of a three year partnership with Theater Bonn to bring new productions of some of Verdi’s greatest operas to the stage.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Verdi Trilogy Patron: His Excellency The Italian Ambassador, Mr Pasquale Terracciano

Running Time

Approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes with one interval.

Age Advice:

Recommended for ages 8+. No under 2s.

Standard Pricing
Wed Early Eve £15.00 to £49.50
Discounts

Discounts do not apply to the lowest two ticket prices unless otherwise stated.

Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Members £6 off top two prices only.
Concessions £5 off each ticket.
Young Persons Ages 16-29 £10 each. Not available on top price tickets. Max 2 per booking.  
Available in person only. ID required on entry to performance.
Limited availability.
Young Persons Under 16 £5 each, when bought with a full paying adult. Available on all ticket prices.  
Max 4 per booking.
Groups (10+)* £6 off each ticket and one free with every twenty purchased. Not available on top price tickets.
Schools & Young Persons Groups (10+)* £15 each plus one free supervisor with every ten tickets. Not available on top price tickets. 

*Groups bookings are not available online, please call 02380 711811

Subscriptions

Subscriptions apply to all Operas in the Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 seasons. 

Book 2 operas and save 20% 
Book 3 or 4 operas and save 25% 
Book 5 or 6 operas and save 30% 
Not available online - please call Box Office on 02380 711811.

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Pre-Performance Talk at Southampton City Art Gallery

21 March | 5.15pm | Southampton City Art Gallery | Running Time: Approx. 30 mins

Join us at Southampton City Art Gallery for a chance to discover more about La forza del destino in this question and answer session. Have a burning question that you want to ask about the production? Do you want to know about the set, the performers, what life on tour is like, or where they trained to become a professional?

Reserve a place online or call Box Office on 02380 711811.