Opera: `Louisa Miller'
Don't miss an all-star cast in Verdi's heartbreaking early masterpiece, live in cinemas this Saturday. Sonya Yoncheva gives "a thrilling performance" (New York Observer) in the title role, Piotr Becza a delivers "his trademark poise and elegance" (New York Times) as the dashing Rodolfo, and the ageless Pl cido Domingo "continues to defy conventional wisdom and seemingly time itself" (The New Yorker) with his outstanding performance as Luisa's devoted father.
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Placido Domingo stars in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite tenor Piotr Becza a in the first Met performances of Luisa Miller in more than ten years. Bertrand de Billy conducts. Approx. running time: 4 hours, 15 minutes
Bertrand de Billy will conduct a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi's tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father's life. The cast also stars Placido Domingo as Luisa's father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart.
Maestro de Billy made his Met debut in 1998. He is principal guest conductor of the Dresdner Philharmonie and was formerly Music Director at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, as well as principal guest conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. He regularly conducts for such companies as the Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Paris Op ra, the Salzburg Festival, and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In 2018 he will also conduct performances of Tosca and Cendrillon at the Met.
Elijah Moshinsky's production of Luisa Miller features Sonya Yoncheva in the title role, with Pl cido Domingo as her father. Piotr Becza a sings Rodolfo, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, Alexander Vinogradov as Count Walter, and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Wurm.
General admission is $22, Met Club Forever membership $20, students $20. Call Sharry Manning, 802-257-5717 for advance credit card purchases or questions. There are two intermissions and credits roll at 4:58 p.m.
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