Luisa Miller

October 12. 2019 - October 31. 2019

Upcoming Dates

October 12. 2019 - October 31. 2019

New-to-Chicago Production Luisa Miller


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.

  • Language: Sung in Italian with projected English translations
  • Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes with 1 intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House

Luisa Miller

By Giuseppe Verdi

Performed by Carlo Bergonzi; Fausto Cleva; Anna Moffo; Ezio Flagello; Cornell MacNeil; Giorgio Tozzi; Shirley Verrett

Courtesy of Sony Masterworks


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"Ah! fu giusto il mio sospetto!"

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"Fra' mortali ancora oppressa"

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Luisa Miller

By Giuseppe Verdi

Lyric Opera Commentaries are sponsored by the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation in memory of their parents.

© 2019/20 Lyric Opera Commentaries. All rights reserved.
Music courtesy of Sony Masterworks. By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment.
A project of the Women’s Board.


Time mid-19th century | Place Tyrol

Program book

Go inside this production of Luisa Miller with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.

Meet the artists

* Lyric debut
† Ryan Opera Center alumni

Lyric presentation of Verdi’s Luisa Miller generously made possible by

Julie and Roger Baskes

Henry and Gilda Buchbinder Family Foundation

Liz Stiffel

The Nelson Cornelius Production Endowment Fund

Production owned by San Francisco Opera. Scenery construction and painting by the San Francisco Opera Scenic Shop and costumes fabricated by the San Francisco Opera Costume Shop.

Photos: Todd Rosenberg