MET Live | Luisa Miller
14 April 2018 5:30pm
£14.50 concession, £13 members
Length: 220 min
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Cast: Piotr Beczala, Plácido Domingo, Sonya Yoncheva, Alexander Vinogradov, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Luca Salsi, Olesya Petrova
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met collaboration with Luisa Miller: a rarely performed Verdi gem and heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. The young maiden Luisa loves Rodolfo, unaware that he is actually the son of the local lord. An unscrupulous rival for her affections tells her father of Rodolfo’s true identity, turning the old man against him. Jealousy, suspicion, and betrayal tear the lovers apart, but Luisa remains loyal to her father to the last. In the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, with Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father. Conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
Approximate running time 3 hours 40 minutes, including two intervals. Cast and running time subject to change.