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Galina Gorchakova in La Forza Del Destino

La Forza Del Destino

2001 NR

Starring Galina Gorchakova and Nikolai Putilin and performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg -- the city of its premiere in 1862 -- Verdi's grand opera is staged just as it was on that historic occasion. Verdi made revisions for subsequent runs in Rome, New York and Madrid, but his original vision and libretto by Francesco Maria Piave -- based on a Spanish drama from 1835 -- are restored in this production. Valery Gergiev conducts.