Date(s) - 12/10/2016
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
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Sunset Music | Arts and Verismo Opera present Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, La Forza del Destino
The overture to La forza del destino makes use of themes from the opera, notably an ominous motif suggesting Fate and Leonora’s second-act aria, Madre, pietosa Vergine (Mother, merciful Virgin). A complex plot, based on what might seem a series of remarkable coincidences and singular failures of perception on the part of the leading players, brings several important and moving duets, notably the closing scene of the second act, where the Father Guardian advises Leonora on the religious life, and the duets between the two younger men, Don Alvaro and Don Carlo, Solenne in quest’ora (In this solemn hour). Leonora’s aria Pace, pace, mio Dio (Peace, peace, my God) in Act IV, movingly expresses her continuing feelings of love, as she lives her solitary life, and before the final tragedy.
The opera is sung in Italian with English super titles and accompanied by the Verismo Opera Orchestra.