Rare Verdi, well done in San Francisco,
reported by JAMES SOHRE
Luisa Miller lurks in the shadows of Verdi's major accomplishments.
Periodically the piece shows up in a successful reading such as this one at San Francisco Opera and makes us wonder why this engaging music doesn't gain wider acceptance.
After all, it has all the impetuous invention of its predecessors Nabucco, Ernani and Macbeth, and foretells all the sublime lyric outpouring of Il Trovatore, La Traviata and Rigoletto that are soon to come. Plus it offers some wonderful showcase opportunities for six accomplished soloists, which was paramount to San Francisco's success...
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