MET Opera On The Big Screen
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• 12pm Brown Bag Lunch with Guest Speaker in the Sculthorpe Theatre
• 12:55pm Opera coverage begins
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James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.
Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund
Revival a gift of Rolex and Barbara Teichert
In a remarkable career spanning six decades in the theater, Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) composed 28 operas, at least half of which are at the core of today’s repertoire. Francesco Maria Piave (1810–1876) was Verdi’s librettist during his productive middle period, who also worked with him on Ernani, Macbeth, Rigoletto, and La Forza del Destino, among others. Alexandre Dumas fils (1824–1895) was the son of the author of The Three Musketeers. The play La Dame aux Camélias is based on his own novel of the same name.
PRODUCTION: Elijah Moshinksy
SET DESIGNER: Santo Loquasto
COSTUME DESIGNER: Santo Loquasto
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Duane Schuler
Time: Early 17th Century
Place: The Tyrol
The last important opera before Verdi’s great middle period, Luisa Miller highlights the composer’s efforts to move beyond the strict operatic conventions of the 1840s.