At The Opera, Nicolai Gedda Tribute / La Forza Del Destino, February 11, 2017
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Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda passed away on Janurary 8th at the age of 91 so in his honor host Sean Bianco will be featuring a short tribute at the top of the show with more of Gedda’s artistry to be heard again later in the program after the feature opera.
La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) is an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on a Spanish drama, Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino (1835), by Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas, with a scene adapted from Friedrich Schiller's Wallensteins Lager. It was first performed in the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre of Saint Petersburg, Russia, on November 10, 1862.
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Thomas Schippers - conductor
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Tribut to Nicolai Gedda
La Forza Del Destino (The Force of Destiny)
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