Luisa Miller


Verdi Luisa Miller opera to a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. Directed 2012 by Stefano Vizioli at the Malmö Opera in Sweden. Stars Olesya Golovneva (Luisa Miller), Vladislav Sulimsky (Miller), Taras Shtonda (Count Walter), Luc Robert (Rodolfo), Ivonne Fuchs (Federica), Lars Arvidson (Wurm), and Emma Lyrén (Laura). Michael Güttler conducts the Malmö Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Chorus Master Elizabeth Boström). Sets by Cristian Taraborrelli; costumes by Anna Maria Heinreich; lighting by Guido Petzold; directed for television and video by Dirk Simon. Released 2013, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Update on 2014-10-11 by Henry McFadyen Jr.

There probably aren't too many critics out there who keep up with Swedish opera. So Patrick Dillon, writing in the October 2014 Opera News (pages 60-61), was pleasantly surprised by this Swedish Luisa Miller.  Dillon lavishes generous praise on every aspect of the production stating that Stefano Vizioli "delivers Verdi's opera pure and simple and lets us enjoy it as its clear, cogent self."