Luisa Miller: After the Curtain Falls
Verdi's Luisa Miller tells the story of sweet, vulnerable Luisa, who loves Rodolfo, the son of a ruthless, unethical nobleman whom Luisa’s father loathes. Memorable arias (including "Quando le sere al placido," one of the composer’s greatest tenor hits), exciting duets, and thrilling ensembles abound in this tale of star-crossed love and violent jealousy.
Craving more about Giuseppe Verdi and Luisa Miller? Lyric has lots of suggestions and resources to help you explore more about this production and its stories. Read on for cast profiles and video extras, suggestions on further reading and listening, relive moments from the show, take in notes about the opera and much more. Enjoy!
Verdi’s sumptuously beautiful romantic drama tells the story of sweet, vulnerable Luisa, who loves Rodolfo, the son of a ruthless, unethical nobleman whom Luisa’s own father loathes. The young couple’s relationship leads to catastrophe in a drama that breathes passion and excitement. Memorable arias (including “Quando le sere al placido,” one of the composer’s greatest tenor hits), breathtaking duets, and thrilling ensembles abound in this tale of star-crossed love and violent jealousy. Lyric’s first presentation of this electrifying work in more than three decades will be a feast for all devotees of Verdi and Italian opera.
Like all the other great Verdi operas Lyric has presented, you'll hear in Luisa Miller all the special qualities that makes him unique. Above all, you'll feel his music penetrating your soul. He was a truly great soul himself, and the sheer depth of his heart comes through everywhere in his greatest operas. Read more about Opera's "Soul Man" here.
To continue exploring Luisa Miller, Lyric dramaturg and program editor Roger Pines suggests the following performances on CD and digital platforms:
Videos and DVDs
Watch the videos below to go behind the scenes of our production of Luisa Miller and then continue your exploration with our recommendations for full-length broadcast recordings of the opera.
The Cast and Characters
Meet the cast of Luisa Miller in the video below and read more about Krassimira Stoyanova here.