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GIUSEPPE VERDI: Luisa Miller
Week of 6/28/2014
Lausanne Opera Chamber Orchestra and Chorus
CAST: Alexia Voulgaridou (Luisa Miller); Luca Salsi (Miller); Giovanni Furlanetto (Walter); Giuseppe Gipali (Rodolfo); Marie Karall (Duchess Federica); Daniel Golossov (Wurm); Céline Mellon (Laura)
Always drawn to the greatest and most challenging literature, Verdi based this compelling drama on a play by Friederich Schiller. Often neglected today, the opera was a success at its Naples premiere and features some top-notch music, even by Verdi's standards, including a series of evocative choruses and one of his finest overtures.