From the Vienna State Opera: "La forza del destino" (The Force of Destiny) by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Conductor: Zubin Mehta - Stage director: David Pountney. With Nina Stemme (Leonora), Carlos Álvarez (Don Carlo), Salvatore Licitra (Alvaro), Alastair Miles (Marchese di Calatrava/Padre Guardiano), Nadia Krasteva (Preziosilla). The opera, first performed in 1862 in St. Petersburg, was presented seven years later in its final version at La Scala, Milan. The tragic love story of the noble Spanish woman Leonora and Alvaro, a descendant of the Incas, provides a feast of beautiful voices with an abundance of enchanting melodies.