Video of the day: Antonio Pappano explores the musical secrets of La forza del destino

Gramophone Mon 8th April 2019

The music director of the Royal Opera House shares his insights

Verdi's opera La forza del destino is currently in production at London's Royal Opera House, featuring Liudmyla Monastyrska, Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier and Ferruccio Furlanetto, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.

The Royal Opera House have produced a video in which Pappano shares his passion for Verdi's opera:

La forza del destino continues at the Royal Opera House on April 9, 12, 17 and 22. For further information, please visit: roh.org.uk

A DVD recording of the opera by the Bavarian State Opera, featuring both Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier from the current ROH production, was shortlisted for the Gramophone Opera Award in 2017. In his original review for Gramophone, Hugo Shirley noted that the production benefitted hugely from 'featuring Ludovic Tézier – arguably the finest Verdi baritone active today – on marvellous form.'

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