Piotr Beczala and Sondra Radvanovsky round off the season with a Verdi opera about love, deceit and betrayal
To see soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and tenor Piotr Beczala together on stage is always a major event. Both will be back at the Liceu, along with fellow cast-members Eleonora Buratto, Luca Salsi, Juan Jesús Rodríguez and Arturo Chacón-Cruz, to bring us one of Verdi's most clearly Romantic operas, in which the style of his mature works is already perceptible. Luisa Miller was composed immediately before his "popular trilogy". It is an intense but tranquil opera based on Kabale und Liebe, a bourgeois drama by Friedrich Schiller, whose works were one of Verdi's favourite sources. Damiano Michieletto puts the spotlight on the drama of Rodolfo and Luisa, the two innocent protagonists oppressed by their authoritarian fathers, and shows two children beside them who represent the children they themselves still are. The production, set in pre-Romantic Germany, gives an elegant but forceful rendering of the original text, as adapted by librettist Cammarano, and of Verdi's score.
Melodramma tragico in three acts. Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. World premiere: 08/12/1849 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. First Barcelona performance: 25/10/1851 at the Teatre Principal. First Liceu performance: 28/10/1851. Last Liceu performance: 07/07/2008. Number of Liceu performances: 38.
- Domingo Hindoyan
- Stage director
- Damiano Michieletto
- Set design
- Paolo Fantin
- Carla Teti
- Hans-Rudolf Kunz
- Video designer
- Timo Schlüssel
- Opernhaus Zürich
- Gran Teatre del Liceu and Teatro de la Maestranza (Sevilla)
- Chorus Director
- Musical director assistant
- Jon Malaxetxebarria
- Musical assistants
- Véronique Werklé, Rodrigo de Vera and Jaume Tribó
|Count Walter||Dmitry Belosselskiy||14th,17th,20th,23th,26th July|
|Carlo Colombara||15th,18th,21th,24th,27th July|
|Rodolfo||Piotr Beczala||14th,17th,20th,23th,26th July|
|Arturo Chacón-Cruz||15th,18th,21th,24th,27th July|
|Federica||J’Nai Bridges||14th,17th,20th,23th,26th July|
|Sonia Prina||15th,18th,21th,24th,27th July|
|Wurm||Marko Mimica||14th,17th,20th,23th,26th July|
|Marco Spotti||15th,18th,21th,24th,27th July|
|Miller||Michael Chioldi||14th,17th,20th July|
|Juan Jesús Rodríguez||15th,18th,21th,24th,27th July|
|Leo Nucci||23th,26th July|
|Luisa||Sondra Radvanovsky||14th,17th,20th,23th,26th July|
|Eleonora Buratto||15th,18th,21th,24th,27th July|
- Baritones Michael Chioldi and Leo Nucci will alternate with Juan Jesús Rodríguez the part of Miller. Luca Salsi has cancelled his performances due to other professional commitments.
|14||Sunday||17:00||Turn T||Fee 5|
|15||Monday||20:00||Turn A||Fee 5|
|17||Wednesday||20:00||Turn D||Fee 5|
|18||Thursday||20:00||Turn B||Fee 5|
|20||Saturday||20:00||Turn C||Fee 5|
|21||Sunday||18:00||Turn F||Fee 6|
|23||Tuesday||20:00||Turn H||Fee 5|
|24||Wednesday||20:00||Turn G||Fee 5|
|26||Friday||20:00||Turn E||Fee 6|
|27||Saturday||20:00||Turn PB||AD||Fee 6|
Approximate running time 2h 45m
Audience briefing session in the Foyer 45 minutes before the opera begins.
Resons why you shouldn't miss Luisa Miller
- An opera about innocent young lovers oppressed by authoritarian fathers.
- Two great singers return to the Liceu: Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczala.
- J’Nai Bridges, the winner of the Viñas Contest, appears at the Liceu.
- A show of light and shadow created by Damiano Michieletto.