Verdi's 'Luisa Miller' from San Francisco
Saturday, August 20, 2016
This Saturday at 1 pm, Michael Fabiano and Leah Crocetto star in Verdi's Luisa Miller, a heartrending opera about a young woman torn between family loyalty and love.
Crocetto sings the role of the title character, the daughter of older soldier, and she falls in love with young man, who calls himself Carlo (Fabiano). In actuality, he is Rodolfo, son of Count Walter, the local lord, and engaged to the widowed noblewoman Federica.
In order to separate the young lovers, Luisa's father is arrested. She must then choose between freeing him by telling Rodolfo she doesn't love him or following her heart and abandoning her father in prison.
Luisa Miller: Leah Crocetto
Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
Miller: Vitaliy Bilyy
Count Walter: Daniel Sumegi
Federica: Ekaterina Semenchuk
Wurm: Andrea Silvestrelli
Laura: Jacqueline Piccolino
Peasant: Christopher Jackson
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Nicola Luisotti, conductor