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Treliński’s Forza to premiere at the Met

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Treliński’s Forza to premiere at the Met

This is the third production by the Polish National Opera’s Artistic Director in New York. It premieres on 26 February.

At the Metropolitan Opera in New York preparations are in full swing for the premiere of Mariusz Treliński’s staging of La forza del destino. The show is a co-production between the Met and the Polish National Opera and is the first new staging of the Verdi grand tale of unavoidable human fate in 30 years. It opens on 26 February.

The production is conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who on Monday collected a Grammy Award for the Met’s recording of Terence Blanchard’s Champion

Cherished soprano Lise Davidsen, who first performed at the Met in 2019, makes a role debut as Leonora opposite Brian Jagde (tenor) as her ill-fated beloved Don Alvaro, while Igor Golovatenko (baritone) performs as her vengeful brother Don Carlo, Judit Kutasi (mezzo-soprano) as the fortune teller Preziosilla, Patrick Carfizzi (bass-baritone) as Fra Melitone, while Soloman Howard (bass) takes on the double role of Leonora’s father and Padre Guardiano.

Forza is Mariusz Treliński’s third work co-produced by the Polish National Opera and the Met. It comes after the double bill of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta/Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle (Polish premiere: 13 December 2013) and Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde (Polish premiere: 12 June 2016).

The production premiered in Poland on 13 January 2023 at the Polish National Opera.

More about the Met premiere

Watch the teaser

Listen to Mariusz Treliński talk about the New York premiere of his Forza

Photo: Premiere of Mariusz Treliński’s production of La forza del destino at the Polish National Opera, Warsaw, by Krzysztof Bieliński.