Love curdles into jealousy, then murder, in Verdi’s powerful tragedy. Image © Tom Hammick
Please note that performance dates for Festival 2021 are still to be confirmed
About the opera
Village girl Luisa has fallen in love with the mysterious stranger ‘Carlo’. But Carlo is really Rodolfo, son of the scheming Count Walter, who has much more ambitious plans for his only child’s bride. Kidnap, blackmail and murder follow, in a tragedy fuelled by jealousy and desire.
Luisa Miller marks the end of the young Verdi’s ‘years in the galleys’ and the beginning of the composer’s maturity. An intimate domestic drama, rich in human detail and emotion, it shares not just its themes of love, family and class conflict with Rigoletto and La traviata, but also their memorable musical language. From village dances to courtly conspiracies, Verdi paints a broad musical canvas, climaxing in some of the most striking ensembles and finales the composer would ever create.
Christof Loy directs Glyndebourne’s first ever production of Verdi’s tragedy, and Enrique Mazzola conducts.
We have worked with artist Tom Hammick to create a series of images to illustrate the six operas that make up Festival 2021.
You can find out more about Tom’s work at hammickeditions.com and he will be exhibiting works inspired by our repertoire at Glyndebourne throughout Festival 2021. A selection of original works and prints will be available from Glyndebourne Shop.
This work is entitled Luisa and Rodolfo.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Ivan Magri (19, 22, 26, 29 August)
Sir Winfried Bischoff