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ENO’s The Force Of Destiny

The Force Of Destiny

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About the Show Less...

Calixto Bieito directs English National Opera’s first new staging of The Force Of Destiny at the London Coliseum in more than 20 years. Read More >

Calixto Bieito directs English National Opera’s first new staging of The Force Of Destiny in more than 20 years.

Set during the 1930s’ Spanish Civil War, Bieito’s production tells the story of youthful lovers Leonora and Alvaro, who have no idea that their feelings for each other will unleash a devastating chain of events as fate takes its inescapable grip on everyone’s lives.

From the opening notes of its famous overture, the opera promises to draw audiences in with its powerful score as it follows the entwined destinies of the central characters.

The Force Of Destiny sees ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth conduct Verdi’s sumptuous score and features a world-class cast including star tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones, baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore and soprano Tamara Wilson as Leonora.

The production is sung in English with lyrics projected above the stage.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 09/11/2015

Closing Night: 04/12/2015

Running time: 3h15

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Cast & Creative


Gwyn Hughes Jones, Tamara Wilson, Anthony Michaels-Moore, James Creswell, Andrew Shore, Rinat Shaham, Matthew Best, Clare Presland, Adrian Dwyer, Nicholas Folwell


Director - Calixto Bieito

Producer - English National Opera

Conductor - Mark Wigglesworth

Lighting Designer - Tim Mitchell

Set Designer - Rebecca Ringst

Music By - Giuseppe Verdi

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