Luisa Miller at London Coliseum tickets
Luisa Miller at London Coliseum tickets

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About the show

A new production of Verdi's opera Luisa Miller plays at the London Coliseum for just six performances. This heart-rending tale of doomed love is directed by the award-winning Barbora Horáková Joly and runs from 12 February 2020.

Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi presented Luisa Miller - his 15th opera - in 1849. It is based on the German play Kabale und Liebe (Intrigue and Love) and is set to an Italian libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. The piece showcases Verdi’s signature sensitivity and lyricism, and has been treated to myriad revivals and recordings. Notably, Luciano Pavarotti sang the role of Rodolfo when it was presented at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 1978.

Luisa and Rodolfo are both searching for happiness and believe they have found it with each other, but the class divide between them means their love is condemned. Rodolfo's father arranges a 'beneficial' marriage for his son, setting off a tragic downward spiral for the love-struck couple.

The ENO welcomes back Harewood Artist soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn (Tosca, Madama Butterfly) in the title role. She is joined by Olafur Sigurdarson as Miller and James Creswell as Count Walter.

Joly directs, her previous credits including Der Goldene Drache and Olympia. She was crowned winner in the Newcomer category at the 2018 International Opera Awards. Alexander Joel conducts. His prior performances include La Bohème for ENO’s last season.

Luisa Miller is a co-production with Oper Wuppertal. Witness this lovingly woven production when it plays at the London Coliseum for a strictly limited six performances from 12 February 2020.

Recommended for

Fans of Verdi’s compassionate style will love ENO’s production of Luisa Miller, which is as beautiful - if not as famous - as Verdi’s Rigoletto and La Traviata. Those who follow ENO’s programme may already have seen soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn perform, and will doubtless want to witness this phenomenally talented artist again.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 11+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 12 Feb 2020
Booking from: 06 Mar 2020
Booking until: 06 Mar 2020

Location and map

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES

17 Reviews Add review

Greate vocala and amazing performance but I did not particularly liked the scenography and decor. Would recommend it just for the music. More

mariaifrim 165 cm, 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Rather weird production and too much going on in the background quite often while the main characters were singing, but the performance... More

sallyg13 1 review, 0 helpful votes

moley 5' 6'', 124 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Fairly easy plot to follow. Delightful costumes. Fairly minimalistic staging which works. Some exceptional singing. Well worth a visit. More

mariabell 5'10, 54 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A wonderful evening for singing. All performers excellent, and of equal highest standard.The ENO chorus as ever great, and so pliable... More

ruthc19 1 review, 0 helpful votes

andrewf16 37 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Voices: Know when they are bad or not up to filling the auditorium...and think I know that the voices were just beautiful...bringing... More

nancyp8 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Sublime singing from the whole cast. Some distracting activities on stage by additional characters who seemed superfluous to the plot. More

paulajm 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic music and wonderful cast with a superb chorus too. The set design was dramatic and disturbing.

louisam2 1 review, 0 helpful votes