La Forza del Destino
Urmana, Gertseva; Giordani, Guelfi, Scandiuzzi, de Simone; Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Mehta. Production: Joël. Arthaus Musik 108 046 (Blu-ray) or 107 325 (DVD). 178 mins., subtitled
For younger operagoers, it's surely a stretch to think of Forza as a standard-repertory work. But that's just what it was in my early lifetime, when it figured in nine of Rudolf Bing's twenty-two seas...
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