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Luisa Miller | Metropolitan Opera

A scene from Verdi's Luisa Miller.
Ken Howard
Metropolitan Opera
A scene from Verdi's Luisa Miller.

Sat., April 14 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love.

The action takes place in the Tyrol, during the first half of the eighteenth century. Luisa, the daughter the aging soldier Miller, is in love with Rodolfo, whom they know only as the peasant Carlo. Miller has a premonition that their relationship is doomed, and his fears are confirmed when Wurm (who also loves Luisa) informshim that Carlo is Rodolfo - the son of his employer Count Walter.

Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Becza?a in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Bertrand de Billy conducts.

Live Metropolitan Opera Saturday radio broadcasts


aturdays Dec. 2, 2017-May 5, 2018 on The Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

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