With Melburnian Nicole Car in the title role, it's the story of a woman in love, deception, double-crossing and a very poisonous plan.
Co-produced with Opéra de Lausanne, Switzerland, directed by Giancarlo del Monaco and featuring designer William Orlandi, this production is monochromatic, stylish, glamorous and performed over three acts, delivering a very vocally demanding score.
Luisa Miller follows the story of a soldier's daughter who falls in love with a man she doesn't realise is of the nobility, something that displeases both families. As the families go to extraordinary measures to separate the two, a tragic love story unfolds.
Rumour has it that Verdi didn't want to write this opera, but complied only after the Naples opera house threatened to imprison his friend and librettist, Cammarano. Perhaps it's lucky he did, as it's a work of genius. With only a short running season, catch it quick!
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