Verdi's 'Luisa Miller' from San Francisco

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Verdi's 'Luisa Miller' from the San Francisco Opera House. Verdi's 'Luisa Miller' from the San Francisco Opera House. (Cory Weaver)

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.  

Cast: 

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

Comments [1]

Jeff from Upper Montclair, NJ

What's happened to World of Opera? Will there be a new one this afternoon? I think the last one was Jenufa, which was repeated from the week before, and we haven't yet heard the Forza or Pelleas which other stations have run already.

Aug. 20 2016 12:04 PM

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