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Verdi’s ‘La Forza Del Destino’ Live in HD from The Met at LLT

Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Forza Del Destino” is showing at Ajijic’s Lakeside Little Theatre Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19 at 4 p.m.

pg20bThe opera is set in various locations in Spain and Italy around the time of the War of the Austrian Succession. The rapid movement of scenes takes place across private quarters, public gatherings and religious sites, and the boundaries between these settings blur as the actions associated with one spill over into the others. This season’s new production moves the story to the present day and examines the drama’s themes through a contemporary lens.

“La Forza del Destino” grabs the listener from the first measures of its famous overture: two sets of insistent chords from the brass and bassoons followed by relentlessly forward-moving figures signifying the unyielding force of destiny. All of life’s extremes are depicted in vivid colors in Verdi’s palette, not to mention in the great vocal displays of the principal characters.

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