From the Teatro Regio di Parma: "La forza del destino" (The Force of Destiny) by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti - Stage director: Stefano Poda. With Dimitra Theodossiou (Donna Leonora), Aquiles Machado (Don Alvaro), Vladimir Stoyanov (Don Carlo di Vargas), Mariana Pentcheva (Preziosilla), Ziyan Atfeh (Marchese di Calatrava), Carlo Lepore (Fra Melitone), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Padre Guardiano). 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.