Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: Sonya Yoncheva, Plácido Domingo, Piotr Beczala Star in ‘Luisa Miller’

By David Salazar

This Saturday, audiences around the world will get a chance to see a rare performance of Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” with an all-star cast.

The showcase kicks off at 12:25 p.m. EDT and will star Sonya Yoncheva in the title role, Plácido Domingo as her father Miller, Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo, Olesya Petrova as Federica, Alexander Vinogradov as Walter, and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Wurm.

All three of the leads are currently in their debut run in their respective roles with Yoncheva becoming just the 16th soprano to take on the role of “Luisa Miller” at the Met. Yoncheva is in the midst of a major season at the Met where she was already featured on two Live in HD transmissions. She appeared earlier this season in “Tosca” and also shared the stage with Michael Fabiano in “La Bohème.” Domingo has appeared in a number of HD performances, including “The First Emperor,” “The Enchanted Island,” “Nabucco,” and “Simon Boccanegra,” among many others. Beczala has been showcased in “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “Manon,” and “Iolanta,” among others.

This is the second-to-last work in the Live in HD transmission of the season. The final opera to be showcased in the series will be “Cendrillon” on April 28.