New-to-Chicago Production Luisa Miller
By Giuseppe Verdi
- Language - Sung in Italian with projected English translations
- Running Time - 2 hours, 45 minutes with 1 intermission
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.
Impeccably sung by a strong cast
Powerfully sung...a high-energy performance
To hear Stoyanova, Kolosova, Van Horn and Howard weave such intricate counterpoint sans orchestra – all the while breathing and phrasing as one – was to realize anew the vocal caliber of this production
Luisa Miller tugs at the heart
Vocal tour de force
It's worth catching Luisa Miller just to witness the work of Mazzola, a masterly conductor with an evident theatrical sensibility. He brings shining promise for the near future at Lyric Opera.
Time mid-19th century | Place Tyrol
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Meet the Artists
Christian Van Horn†
* Lyric debut
† Ryan Opera Center alumni
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