Theatreland Memorabilia

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The Force of Destiny/La Forza del Dsstino

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave based on the play by the Duke of Rivas.

Productions

The Court Theatre, St Petersburg, 1862
Her Majesty's Theatre. 1867
La Scala, Milan, 1869
London Coliseum, 1968
London Coliseum, 1983

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The Court Theatre, St Petersburg
First performance: 10th November 1862

CharacterPlayed By
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Her Majesty's Theatre
First performance: 22nd June 1867

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La Scala, Milan
First performance: 20th February 1869 (revised version)

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London Coliseum
First performance: 18th December 1968

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London Coliseum
First performance: 30th March 1983
English translation: Tom Hammond. Conductor: John Mauceri.
Producer: David Ritch. Designer: David Collis.
Lighting: Roger Frith. Original choreography: Pauline Grant.
Choreography revived by: Tommy Shaw. Guest Orchestra Leader: Jack Maguire.

CharacterPlayed By
The Marquis of CalatravaRichard Angas
Donna Leonora di Vargas, his daughterJosephine Barstow
Curra, her maidAnne-Marie Owens
Don Alvaro, a Peruvian nobleman, in love with LeonoraKenneth Collins
The Alcaide, Mayor or HornachuelosMark Richardson
Don Carlos di Vargas, Leonora's brotherNeil Howlett
Trabucco, muleteer and pedlarStuart Kale
Preziosilla, a gipsyDelia Jones
except April 27, May 5
Preziosilla, a gipsyAngela Hickey
April 27, May 5
Melitone, a Franciscan friarAlan Opie
Father Guardiano, Superior of the monasteryRichard Van Allan
A Surgeon, in the Spanish ArmyJohn Kitchiner

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