Michael Steinberg

Michael P. Steinberg teaches European History and Music at Brown University. He is the author of The Problem with Wagner (2018) and served as dramaturg on Guy Cassiers’s Ring for La Scala and Berlin (2010-13). He thanks Harry Rose and Montagu James for good suggestions for my Forza piece!

The commendatore effect The commendatore effect

In an ingenious stroke of double casting, the Met’s new Forza del destino brings back the Marquis of Calatrava—father of the heroine Leonora, unintentionally killed in the opening scene by a bullet from her lover’s pistol—as Padre Guardiano, Father Superior of the monastery that will take her under its protection as a hermit in Act 2.

on March 08, 2024 at 9:00 AM