Anna Pirozzi makes her debut house at Opera National de Paris with one of the most beautiful Verdi’s soprano roles, Leonora in La Forza del Destino which premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia on November 10, 1862. The work was later revised by Verdi and the version which premiered in Milan in February 1869 became the standard performance version. The most important changes were a new opening, the addition of a final scene to Act 3 and a new ending – in which Don Alvaro stays alive. Don Alvaro, a young South American nobleman, falls in love with Leonora, daughter of the Marquis of Calatrava, who vehemently opposes the union. Alvaro accidentally shoots the Marquis who dies, cursing his daughter, who takes refuge in a monastery. Meanwhile, Alvaro enlists in the army and becomes friends with Don Carlo, unaware that he is Leonora‘s brother. When they learn of the other’s identity, Don Carlo is determined to avenge his father’s death. Alvaro mortally wounds Don Carlo in a fight and calls for help. Leonora arrives to tend to her brother, who stabs her through the heart. Musical direction is M° Jader BignaminiPerformances:
Saturday, 24 december 2022, at 7.00 pm
Tuesday,  27 december 2022, at 7.00 pm
Friday,     30 december 2022, at 7.00 pmInfo & tickets:


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