, March 2013
This is a rather handsome production that blends both modern and vintage elements in an unusual but ingratiating way…The image is very crisp and sharp looking, and close-ups reveal a wealth of fine detail. Best of all, the solid stage lighting offers good contrast and well above average shadow detail.
The principal cast are all very good to excellent and the orchestra (conducted by Donato Renzetti) plays with a lot of nuance and dynamic verve.
Introduction to Luisa Miller…offers the requisite background and synopsis, helping to orient viewers not overly familiar with this piece.
I was actually a bit surprised by how much I ended up liking Luisa Miller…The score is full of haunting melodies…Verdi fans will most definitely want to check this one out. Recommended. © 2013 Blu-ray.com Read complete review