Excerpt from La Forza Del Destino (the Force of Destiny): Opera in Four Acts
Donna leonora has a lover, in the person of Don Alvaro, with whom she is on the point of eloping from the house of her father, the Marquis of Calatrava, when the latter enters: a scene ensues, and th... e Marquis is slain by the accidental discharge of Don A lwro's pistol.
Leonora, after the death of her father, believing that Alvaro has deserted her, ¿ies, and, disguised in male attire, becomes a recluse, living in a cavern, the privacy of which is secured to her by Father G uardiano, the superior of a religious community. Her brother, Don Carlo: di Vargas, becomes imbued with the belief that it is his paramount duty to hunt the world through until he finds Leonora and her lover, and by their deaths to avenge his father 's and the dishonor brought on the name he bears.
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