VERDI, G.: Luisa Miller (La Fenice, 2006)


 

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Luisa Miller

Date of Production: 05-2006
Venue: Teatro La Fenice, Venice
Playing Time: 02:38:00
Catalogue Number: 2.110225-26
UPC: 0747313522552

Synopsis

Based on Schiller's Kabale und Liebe (Intrigue and Love), Verdi's tragic melodramma Luisa Miller revolves around the loves of the heroine of the title and Rodolfo, son of Count Walter, and the machinations of the Count's steward, Wurm, who wants Luisa for himself, resulting in the death of all three. Directed by Arnaud Bernard, who took as his inspiration Bernardo Bertolucci's 1976 film 1900, this La Fenice production is led by the outstanding Bulgarian soprano Darina Takova whose intense characterisation of Luisa emphasizes the heroine's inner torture, and Giuseppe Sabbatini who brings a thrilling theatricality to the role of Rodolfo, especially in the most famous aria from the opera, "Quando le sere al placido".

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