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.

Luisa Miller

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.

Artistic profile

Domingo Hindoyan
Stage director
Damiano Michieletto
Ulrich Senn
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 WalterDmitry Belosselskiy14th,17th,20th,23th,26th July
Carlo Colombara15th,18th,21th,24th,27th July
RodolfoPiotr Beczala14th,17th,20th,23th,26th July
Arturo Chacón-Cruz15th,18th,21th,24th,27th July
FedericaJ’Nai Bridges14th,17th,20th,23th,26th July
Sonia Prina15th,18th,21th,24th,27th July
WurmMarko Mimica14th,17th,20th,23th,26th July
Marco Spotti15th,18th,21th,24th,27th July
MillerMichael Chioldi14th,17th,20th,23th,26th July
Juan Jesús Rodríguez15th,18th,21th,24th,27th July
LuisaSondra Radvanovsky14th,17th,20th,23th July
Eleonora Buratto15th,18th,21th,24th,26th,27th July
LauraGemma Coma-Alabert
A PeasantAlbert Casals
KidsPaula Cambra, Pau Costa, Lara Mendoza and Koen Palomar

Debut Liceu

Cast Change

  • Baritone Michael Chioldi will sing the part of Miller in Luisa Miller after Leo Nucci has canceled his performances due to personal and calendar reasons.
  • Soprano Eleonora Buratto sings the part of Luisa in the perfomance of July 26, 2019 of Luisa Miller replacing Sondra Radvanovsky due to pharyngitis.

July 2019

14Sunday17:00Turn TFee 5
15Monday20:00Turn AFee 5
17Wednesday20:00Turn DFee 5
18Thursday20:00Turn BFee 5
20Saturday20:00Turn CFee 5
21Sunday18:00Turn FFee 6
23Tuesday20:00Turn HFee 5
24Wednesday20:00Turn GFee 5
26Friday20:00Turn EFee 6
27Saturday20:00Turn PBADFee 6

First part 1h
Interval 30m
Second part 1h 26m

Approximate running time 3h

Information of Interest

Briefing session

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.



Reasons not to miss'LUISA MILLER'

  • Una òpera sobre la innocència, amb el llast de l’autoritat paterna.
  • Tornen al Liceu dos dels grans: Sondra Radvanovski i Piotr Beczala.
  • La guanyadora d’un Concurs Viñas, J’Nai Bridges, a l’escenari del Liceu.
  • Espectacle de llums i ombres de Damiano Michieletto.