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La forza
del destino

Kvinne i gul kjole Photo: James Hole

Lise Davidsen is finally back on the Main Stage!

A unique opportunity to experience the voice everyone is talking about – in Verdi’s masterpiece, staged as a concert.

Internationally celebrated opera star returns home 

Lise Davidsen is fully booked on singing assignments for many years to come. The greatest stages around the world await her voice, described by The New York Times as: “Not just a voice. The voice.”  

This is an unique opportunity to experience the soprano in Bjørvika, where she interacts such other great voices as baritone Yngve Søberg and tenor Russell Lamar Thomas. Together with the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra and Opera Chorus, she treats us to Verdi’s formidable opera as a concert.  

Intense love and burning revenge   

La forza del destino revolves around Leonore, who has fallen in love with the man who has accidentally killed her father. But her brother is determined to take revenge. The result is a proper family drama with intense emotions.  

The opera was written by Giuseppe Verdi in the mid-1800s. The story itself takes place in the mid-1700s, but the music makes it pertinent and alive all the same. Just by listening, we are able to empathise with the feelings of infatuation, shame, fear and sorrow experienced by Leonore. 

World-class conductor leads the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra 

The conductor is Paolo Arrivabeni, who specialises in Italian opera. Like Lise Davidsen, he has the world’s greatest opera stages as his workplace. 

Free introduction in Norwegian 1 hour before the performance

Artistic team and cast

  • Music
    Giuseppe Verdi
  • Original title
    La forza del destino
  • Libretto
    Francesco Maria Piave
  • Conductor
    Paolo Arrivabeni
  • Participants
    The Opera Chorus, The Opera Orchestra