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L’ELISIR D’AMORE
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L’ELISIR D’AMORE

GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848)
Oct
02
04
05
06
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09
Melodramma giocoso in two acts
Libretto by Felice Romani, after the libretto by Eugène Scribe
Duration: 2h45
Incl. 1 intermission
CHF: 20.00 – 180.00
10
International cast tickets Young soloists cast tickets
Oct 2022
Sunday
Distribution
internationale
02
October 2022
17:00
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Tuesday
Distribution
jeunes solistes
04
October 2022
19:00
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Wednesday
Distribution
internationale
05
October 2022
19:00
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Thursday
Distribution
jeunes solistes
06
October 2022
19:00
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Friday
Distribution
internationale
07
October 2022
20:00
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Sunday
Distribution
internationale
09
October 2022
15:00
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An entire opera to say "I love you"!

A great triumph (along with Rossini and Bellini) of Italian opera in the first half of the 19th century, Gaetano Donizetti handles buffoonish humour (Don Pasquale) with as much ease as he does melodrama (Lucia di Lammermoor), sometimes to the point of losing himself… and us, to our great delight! L’elisir d’amore is a superb example of this: is one supposed to laugh or cry as this brilliant jack of all trades and master of bel canto artfully creates confusion. Defying stereotypes to better depict life with all its subtle nuances, he offers an incredible show that is simultaneously light, bucolic and (very slightly) tragic for those who know how to let themselves be transported, sometimes reading between the lines, from one emotion to another. Una furtiva lagrima is his most famous aria: a bravura piece that is loved as much as it is feared by all tenors, and whose job it is to make the tears flow… without being excessively sentimental! Be captivated by Nemorino’s tender passion, Adina’s proud (yet sincere) flights of fancy (…che capricciosa io sono), or the delightfully funny plastronnades of Belcore… who is not as modesto as he would have you believe!

Valentina Nafornita
Adina
Dovlet Nurgeldiyev
Nemorino
Giorgio Caoduro
Belcore
Adriano Sinivia
Director

First performance at the Teatro della Canobbiana, Milan, 12 May 1832
G. Ricordi Editions & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH, Berlin

International cast (2, 5, 7 & 9 October)
Adina
Valentina Nafornita
Nemorino
Dovlet Nurgeldiyev
Belcore
Giorgio Caoduro
Dulcamara
Adrian Sâmpetrean
Giannetta
Aurélie Brémond
Young soloists cast (4 & 6 October)
Adina
Laurène Paternò
Nemorino
Jean Miannay
Belcore
Aslam Safla
Dulcamara
Raphaël Hardmeyer
Giannetta
Aurélie Brémond
Conductor
Nir Kabaretti
Director
Adriano Sinivia
Set design
Cristian Taraborrelli
Costumes
Enzo Iorio
Lighting
Fabrice Kebour

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