MET Live in HD: LUISA MILLER

Saturday, April 14 - 9:30am

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Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met career with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Luisa Miller represents a transitional moment in Giuseppe Verdi’s unparalleled career. While reminiscent of the youthful vitality that had made Verdi an international sensation, the opera also looks forward to the dramaturgical discipline and sophistication of the composer’s middle period. The story centers on the bond between a father and his daughter as they stand together against a hostile world, and much of the dramatic and psychological acumen that would define the mature Verdi is already fully apparent in this earlier work. It is an opera very much like its title character—one that impresses with genuine virtues rather than superficial flashiness.

In a remarkable career spanning six decades in the theater, Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) composed 28 operas, at least half of which are at the core of today’s repertory. Salvadore Cammarano (1801–1852) was a playwright and one of the foremost librettists of his day. He created several libretti for Donizetti, including Lucia di Lammermoor (1835), as well as La Battaglia di Legnano (1849) and Il Trovatore (1853) for Verdi.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 3 HRS 38 MINS - READ SYNOPSIS

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