Conclusion: I was actually a bit surprised by how much I ended up liking Luisa Miller . There's no denying this is second-tier Verdi, but heaven knows even second-tier Verdi is two or three tiers above most other opera composers. The score is full of haunting melodies, and if the libretto is a bit sticky and overly melodramatic at times, that's a small price to pay. Verdi fans will most definitely want to check this one out. Recommended . Did you find this review helpful?