Giuseppe Verdi

Luisa Miller

  • Opera in Three ActsI
  • Premiere: 29. 2. 2020 I
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28 February 2020 19:00 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Jure Počkaj k. g.
Juan Vasle
Jenish Ysmanov k. g.
Elena Dobravec
Zoran Potočan
Elvira Hasanagić k. g.
Dunja Spruk
David Čadež
29 February 2020 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Cüneyt Ünsall k. g.
Peter Martinčič
Jenish Ysmanov k. g.
Nuška Drašček Rojko
Saša Čano
Martina Zadro
Ana Pavlov Pervanje k. g.
Rusmir Redžić
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3 March 2020 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Jure Počkaj k. g.
Juan Vasle
Yenish Ysmanov k. g.
Elena Dobravec
Saša Čano
Elvira Hasanagić k. g.
Dunja Spruk
David Čadež
5 March 2020 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Cüneyt Ünsal k. g.
Juan Vasle
Jenish Ysmanov k. g.
Elena Dobravec
Saša Čano
Elvira Hasanagić k. g.
Ana Pavlov Pervanje k. g.
Rusmir Redžič
6 March 2020 18:00 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Jure Počkaj k. g.
Peter Martinčič
Yenish Ysmanov k. g.
Mirjam Kalin
Zoran Potočan
Martina Zadro
Dunja Spruk
David Čadež
7 March 2020 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Notice Dirigent: David Švec

Cüneyt Ünsal k. g.
Juan Vasle
Jenish Ysmanov k. g.
Nuška Drašček Rojko
Saša Čano
Elvira Hasanagić k. g.
Ana Pavlov Pervanje k. g.
Rusmir Redžič
12 March 2020 19:30 Cancelled Notice Cancelled

Luisa Miller (1849) was first staged in the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. While the works created by Verdi before this particular piece were regarded as much simpler, at least from the point of view of the motivation and emotions conveyed by their central characters, the composer’s further opus reveals his determination to build an entirely new and more complex world. In addition to Shakespeare, Schiller was undoubtedly Verdi's literary favourite, as the composer emphasised in his works the dignity of the human soul, thus exposing an unbelievable range of contents - from romantically stirred up to somewhat deeper philosophical reflections. What particularly drew the composer to Schiller’s dramatic source material, after which Cammarano wrote his libretto, was the story filled with passion, as well as the inevitability, with which the main protagonists are heading towards their tragic end – the fatal consequence of the family tragedies, intertwined with the determination and shaped by political and social life. The psychologically pervasive and multifaceted characters – above all Luisa, who is trapped into a political plot and Rodolfo, who is unable to accept her decision to marry another man, as well as the fact that the lovers failed to see the game of intrigue in time, were more than just a good foundation for revealing Verdi's talent for beautiful lyrical lines and refined orchestration. Although the composer's later operas slightly overshadowed Luisa Miller, it nevertheless managed to remain on the repertoires of the opera theatres around the world. The work, filled with beauty and nobility, always defied the tastes of fashion, and especially the famous Rudolph's aria Quando le sere al placido has been historically recognized as one of the pearls of the classical tenor repertoire.

Returning to Ljubljana after quite a few years is the renowned stage director Lutz Hochstraate who has staged our theatre La traviata that has been performed on our stage for many years. This time our conductor's podium is reserved for the Czech conductor David Švec.

Text: Tatjana Ažman