Luisa Miller, a romantic Verdi closes the lyrical season of the Liceu of Barcelona

Luisa Miller © A. Bofill

Two brilliant performances formed by Sondra Radvanovsky, Eleonora Buratto, Piotr Beczała, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Michael Chioldi and Juan Jesús Rodríguez, at the service of one of the most romantic operas of Verdi. The Italian Damiano Michieletto in the direction of scene, accompanied by the teacher Domingo Hindoyan, who makes his debut at the Liceu.

One of Verdi’s most romantic operas, Luisa Miller, arrives at the Gran Teatre del Liceu from July 14 to 27 in a stunning production by Italian stage director Damiano Michieletto, premiered at the Opernhaus in Zürich in 2010. One of the musical directors most important of the new generations, the Venezuelan Domingo Hindoyan, debuted at the Liceu conducting the Orchestra and the House Choir with two parties headed by the most demanded voices of the moment.
An unbeatable protagonist couple will play Luisa i Rodolfo, the American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and the Polish tenor Piotr Beczała. They will alternate with two brilliant voices and known by the public of the Liceu as those of the Italian Eleonora Burattor, that debuts the role of Luisa and that later will travel to New York to sing Liù de Turandot in the Metropolitan, and that of the Mexican Arturo Chacón -Cruz, which we already discovered in Werther in 2017. It is also worth noting the presence of the winner of the Tenor Viñas 2016 Contest, J’Nai Bridges, who will also later sing at the MET and that at the Liceu will alternate with Sonia Prina at the Federica’s paper. The cast of great voices will be completed by Michael Chioldi and Juan Jesús Rodríguez in the role of Miller, Dmitry Belosselskiy and Carlo Colombaras Count Walter, Marko Mimica and Marco Spotti as Wurm and Gemma Coma-Alabert and Alberts Casals.

Luisa Miller © A. Bofill

Two of the most outstanding names of the new generations in the opera direction lead this production: Damiano Michieletto, who proposes a staging as a game of mirrors and dualities of characters; and Domingo Hindoyan, who despite his youth has directed some of the most important orchestras in the world and that under his baton we can enjoy magical moments like the famous tenor aria “Quando le sere al placido” or the final finale of “Padre , ricevi l’estremo addio “.
Love, latticework, power, deceit and treachery vertebrate this Luisa Miller de Verdi, which places us in the Tyrol of the early eighteenth century, the scenario of impossible love between Rodolfo and Luisa. Political interests, power and family honor make the parents of both oppose the relationship of the two lovers, leading the drama to a tragic end.           
Luisa Miller is a tragic melodrama in three acts and libretto by Salvadora Cammarano. It is based on the play Kabale und Liebe (Intrigue and love) by Friedrich von Schiller. It premiered on December 8, 1849 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. A Barcelona would arrive two years later, on October 25, 1851 at the Teatre Principal and three days later at the Liceu, where it has been represented 38 times and the last was on July 7, 2008. 

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