Luisa Miller

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Luisa Miller
Giuseppe Verdi
New Production

Love and desire, passion, hate and spite in one of the most important and beautiful Verdi operas ever written. Based on Schiller's gripping drama, Luisa Miller features characters who are driven by dark intrigues and perform some of Verdi's most beautiful music.

Synopsis

Libretto: Salvadore Cammarano
after the play Kabale und Liebe by Friedrich Schiller 

Conductor Daniel Oren
Director Gotz Friedrich
Revival Director Gerlinde Pelkowski
Set & Costume Designer          Gottfried Pilz & Isabel Ines Glathar
Lighting Designer Ulrich Niepel

Soloists

Luisa Miller      Leah Crocetto 3.1, 5.1, 7.1, 10.1, 12.1, 14.1, 18.1
Aurelia Florian 4.1, 8.1, 11.1, 13.1, 17.1, 19.1
Miller Vitaiy Bilyy 4.1, 8.1, 10.1, 12.1, 14.1, 17.1, 19.1
Ionut Pascu 3.1, 5.1, 7.1, 10.1, 13.1, 18.1
Rodolfo Massimiliano Pisapia 3.1, 5.1, 7.1, 10.1, 12.1, 18.1
Francesco Hong 4.1, 11.1, 14.1, 17.1, 19.1
Mario Malagnini 8.1, 13.1
Walter Roberto Scandiuzzi 3.1, 5.1, 7.1, 8.1, 10.1, 12.1, 13.1
Vladimir Braun 4.1, 11.1, 14.1, 17.1, 18.1, 19.1
Federica Barbara di Castri 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 7.1, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1, 14.1, 18.1, 19.1
Ayala Zimbler 8.1, 13.1, 17.1
Wurm Carlo Striuli 3.1, 5.1, 7.1, 10.1, 12.1, 14.1, 18.1
Carlo Cigni 4.1, 8.1, 11.1, 13.1, 17.1, 19.1
Laura Ayala Zimbler 3.1, 7.1, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1, 18.1, 19.1
Na'ama Goldman 4.1, 5.1, 8.1, 13.1, 14.1, 17.1
Peasant Nimrod Grinboim
Mark Shaimer

The Israeli Opera Chorus
Chorus Master: Eithan Schmeisser
The Opera Orchestra – The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion
English & Hebrew Surtitles Translation: Israel Ouval
Production of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin
A 30 minute  pre performance lecture (in Hebrew) takes place at the auditrium before every performance, Admission free for ticket holders for the performance.

Day Date  Hour back stage tours  Opera Talkback
*THURS 3.1.13 20:00
FRI 4.1.13 13:00
SAT 5.1.13 20:00 18:45
MON 7.1.13 20:00 After the show
TUES 8.1.13 20:00 18:45
THURS 10.1.13 20:00 After the show
FRI 11.1.13 13:00
SAT 12.1.13 20:00
SUN 13.1.13 20:00 18:45 After the show
MON 14.1.13 20:00
THURS 17.1.13 20:00 18:45 After the show
FRI 18.1.13 13:00
SAT 19.1.13 20:00

*Première Performance 
Towards Opening:
SAT, 11:00, 29.12.12

ACT I
Luisa, the daughter of an old soldier, is in love with the young Carlo who is actually Rodolfo, the son of Walter, a local lord. Luisa and Walter proclaim everlasting fidelity, but Miller, Luisa's father, is dubious, and his fears are confirmed when Walter's retainer, Wurm, also in love with Luisa and hoping to marry her, reveals Rodolfo's true identity. In Walter's castle, Wurm reveals to his master Rodolfo's love for Luisa. Walter resolves to end their relationship, because he hopes to have his son marry the widowed duchess, Federica. Left alone with Federica, Rodolfo reveals that he loves another, but the duchess refuses to break their engagement. At home, Miller tells his daughter that Rodolfo has deceived her and is about to contract a wealthy marriage. The young man, however, comes to plead his sincerity. When Walter storms in and is about to have both Luisa and her father consigned to prison, Rodolfo secures their freedom by threatening to reveal how his father, with Wurm's assistance, murdered his cousin to gain his present position.

ACT II
Luisa learns that her father has been jailed for insulting Walter. Wurm informs her that the only way she can save Miller is to write a letter admitting she sought Rodolfo for his wealth, and pledging herself to Wurm. After doing his bidding, she learns she must go to the castle and declare her love for him before the duchess. Wurm presents Luisa's letter to Walter, and the two plot to send it to Rodolfo. Goaded on with threats by Wurm and Walter against her father, Luisa professes her love for Wurm to Federica. Rodolfo receives Luisa's letter. In despair he is about to attack Wurm when Walter appears and persuades him that marrying Federica will be the best way for him to avenge Luisa's treachery.

ACT III
Miller, released from prison, tries to comfort his daughter and the two agree to leave the village the next day. As Luisa prays, Rodolfo enters and pours a vial of poison into a decanter on the table. He confronts Luisa with the letter. When she cannot deny she wrote it, Rodolfo asks her to pour him a drink and when he says it tastes bitter, she swallows some too. Rodolfo tells Luisa the cup was poisoned, and she, released from her vow, tells him the truth. As Luisa dies in her father's arms, Rodolfo kills Wurm.

Day Date  Hour back stage tours  Opera Talkback
*THURS 3.1.13 20:00
FRI 4.1.13 13:00
SAT 5.1.13 20:00 18:45
MON 7.1.13 20:00
TUES 8.1.13 20:00 18:45 After the show
THURS 10.1.13 20:00 After the show
FRI 11.1.13 13:00
SAT 12.1.13 20:00
SUN 13.1.13 20:00 18:45 After the show
MON 14.1.13 20:00
THURS 17.1.13 20:00 18:45 After the show
FRI 18.1.13 13:00
SAT 19.1.13 20:00

*Première Performance 
Towards Opening:
SAT, 11:00, 29.12.12

Towards Opening: Schiller at the Opera

From Joan of Arc and Mary Stuart to Luisa Miller.
A talk with the creators and some of the participants accompanied by a few selections from the opera. A 30 minute pre-performance lecture (in hebrew) takes place at the auditorium one hour before each performance.

SAT, 11:00, 29.12.12

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