Verdi’s ‘Luisa Miller’ stars Spanish-Mexican opera legend Plácido Domingo

Luisa Miller is an Italian tragic opera by Giuseppe Verdi. It’s about a poor woman loved by a rich man, though they are both destined to be married to others because of their social status.

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901) was an Italian composer who was one of the leading opera composers in history.

His most famous operas are Rigoletto, Il trovatore, and La traviata. He also composed Aida, Requiem, Otello, and Falstaff.

Luisa Miller marks Verdi’s transition from youthful vitality to his more mature middle period when he created his most popular works.

Luisa Miller

Verdi wrote Luisa Miller in 1849. It premiered at Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Italy, and premiered at The Met in 1929.

Salvadore Cammarano wrote the Italian libretto. It is based on the German play Kabale und Liebe (Intrigue and Love) by Friedrich von Schiller.

Luisa Miller Setting

Luisa Miller is set in the Tyrolean Alps (now Austria) in the 17th century.

Luisa Miller Roles


Miller is a poor retired soldier.


Luisa is Miller’s daughter.


Count Walter is a rich man.


Rodolfo is Count Walter’s son.


Federica is the Duchess of Ostheim, Count Walter’s niece.


Wurm is Count Walter’s steward.

Metropolitan Opera’s Luisa Miller 2018

This is Elijah Moshinky’s production. The set and costumes were designed by Santo Loquasto.

Bertrand de Billy (Nueilly sur Seine, France) conducts.

Luisa Miller Cast

Soprano Sonya Yoncheva (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is Luisa.

Mezzo-Soprano Olesya Petrova (St. Petersburg, Russia) is Federica.

Tenor Piotr Beczala (Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland) is Rodolfo.

Tenor Plácido Domingo (Madrid, Spain, raised in Mexico) is Miller.
Luca Salsi (Parma, Italy) substitutes on April 18.

Bass Alexander Vinogradov (Moscow, Russia) is Walter.

Bass Dmitry Belosselskiy (Pavlograd, Ukraine) is Wurm.

Lisa Miller Performances

March 2018

Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 pm

April 2018

Monday, April 2 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm

Monday, April 9 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 14 at 12:30 pm

Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 21 at 12 noon

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