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Don Alvaro and the beautiful Leonora plan to elope, but when her father is killed by a stray bullet from Alvaro's gun, it triggers an inescapable chain of events. Forced to flee as they are pursued by her brother, who has sworn vengeance, the characters are thrown together and torn apart in a series of coincidental meetings. The other-worldly presence throughout, of the carefree Preziosilla, provides a constant reminder that the force of destiny really is unstoppable. Sung in Italian with English and Welsh surtitles.Performers Mary Elizabeth Williams (Leonora - not Apr 21), Claire Rutter (Leonora - Apr 21), Gwyn Hughes Jones (Don Alvaro), Justina Gringyte (Preziosilla/Curra), Luis Cansino (Don Carlo Di Vargas), Miklos Sebestyen (Il Marchese di Calatrava/Padre Guardiano), Donald Maxwell (Fra Melltone), Alun Rhys-Jenkins (Mastro Trabuco), Wyn Pencarreg (Alcade).
Music Verdi. Lyrics Francesco Maria Piave. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Carlo Rizzi (not Plymouth Mar 27). Conductor Kerem Hasan (Plymouth Mar 27). Director David Pountney. Design Raimund Bauer. Costume Marie-Jeanne Lecca. Lighting Fabrice Kebour. Choreographer Michael Spenceley.
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