The Met: Live in HD 2023-24: La Forza del Destino

The Met: Live in HD 2023-24: La Forza del Destino

The Met: Live in HD 2023-24: La Forza del Destino

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendettas, and family strife, with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen as the noble Leonora, one of the repertory’s most tormented—and thrilling—heroines. Director Mariusz Treliński delivers the company’s first new Forza in nearly 30 years, setting the scene in a contemporary world and making extensive use of the Met’s turntable to represent the unstoppable advance of destiny that drives the opera’s chain of calamitous events. 

The distinguished cast also features tenor Brian Jagde as Leonora’s forbidden beloved, Don Alvaro; baritone Igor Golovatenko as her vengeful brother, Don Carlo; mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as the fortune teller Preziosilla; bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi as Fra Melitone; and bass Soloman Howard as both Leonora’s father and Padre Guardiano. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Rating: CTC
Runtime: 262 mins
Director: Giuseppe Verdi
Actors: Ekaterina Semenchuk, Soloman Howard, Lise Davidsen, Patrick Carfizzi, Igor Golovatenko, Brian Jagde

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