Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'Giuseppe Verdi'

Francesca Zambello's The Force of Destiny

Tour de force--Francesca Zambello's production for Washington National Opera of The Force of Destiny (La forza del destino) by Giuseppe Verdi is an absolute tour de force. Opening night, October 12, 2013, Zambello, WNO Artistic Director, demonstrated her prowess in all aspects of operatic art: choosing and interpreting a complex rarely performed opera, enlisting a cast of remarkable singers--especially American soprano Adina Aaron who sang the role of Donna Leonora of Vargas, and assembling a creative team that made every aspect exciting, including music (conductor Xian Zhang was masterful energizing glue), sets (Peter J. Davison's bawdy inn with neon yellow-eyed...

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