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La Forza Del Destino, 10 September 1955

The Opera

Venue: King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave

Conductor: John Pritchard

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Calatrava: David Kelly

Leonora: Sena Jurinac

Curra: Monica Sinclair

Don Alvaro: David Poleri

Alcade: James Atkins

Don Carlo: Marko Rothmuller

Trabuco: John Carolan

Preziosilla: Marina de Gabarain

Fra Melitone: Ian Wallace

Guardiano: Hervey Alan

Surgeon: Niven Miller

Production Team

Original Producer: Peter Ebert

Set Designer: Leslie Hurry

Costume Designer: Leslie Hurry

Choreographer: Pauline Grant