Concert will begin at 23:30 hours GMT
Met's encore stream: Verdi's 'Luisa Miller' with Scotto, Domingo, Milnes and Giaiotti from New York
Verdi's 'Luisa Miller' is an opera in three acts to an Italian libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on the play Kabale und Liebe (Intrigue and Love) by the German dramatist Friedrich von Schiller. On Luisa's birthday, the villagers have gathered outside her house to serenade her. She loves Carlo, a young man she has met in the village and looks for him in the crowd. Luisa's father, Miller, is worried by this mysterious love since Carlo is a stranger. Carlo appears and the couple sing of their love. As the villagers leave to enter the nearby church, Miller is approached by a courtier, Wurm, who is in love with Luisa and wishes to marry her.
Performers: Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Bonaldo Giaiotti, James Morris.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: James Levine.
Recorded 20 January 1979.