Luisa Miller is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on the play Kabale und Liebe (Intrigue and Love) by the German dramatist Friedrich von Schiller.
- Director Lutz Hochstraate
- Set Designer Rudolf Richer
- Costume Designer Bettina Richter
- Lighting Designer Jasmin Šehić
- Dramaturge Tatjana Ažman
- Language Coach Marja Filipčič Redžić
Luisa Miller is in love with a stranger, and like all fathers, Miller is worried about this suitor. His suspicions are correct — the man calls himself Carlo, but is really Rodolfo, son of the powerful Count.
The double-crossing Wurm knows his true identity, and reveals it to Miller, craftily trying to win Luisa for himself. He also tells the Count that his son Rodolfo is in love with Luisa.
The Count is furious — he has higher plans for his only son’s marriage. He arrests Miller, and tries to arrest Luisa too, before Rodolfo intervenes.
Wurm tells Luisa the only way to save her father from the Count is to write a letter, claiming she never loved Rodolfo and pledging herself to Wurm. Distraught, Luisa agrees, and Wurm’s poisonous plan is set in motion…