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L’ELISIR D’AMORE

GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848)
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Melodramma giocoso in 2 acts
Libretto by Felice Romani based on the libretto by Eugène Scribe
Duration: 2h20
Incl. 1 intermission
CHF: 30.00 - 170.00
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A whole opera to succeed in saying ‘I love you!’

When he directs the pastoral world of the proud Adina and the tender Nemorino, Donizetti touches a sensitive spot in the spectator. Nevertheless, he gives the story a fine sense of humour. After all, what is more moving but also more comic than the fragile space between a man and a woman linked by a love potion? In the hands of this master of all genres, ranging from great tragedies to entertainment, the comic opera can appear sentimental. Donizetti’s biggest popular success allies lightness and depth, and keeps the spectator’s heart in a state of permanent palpitation. Should we rely on titillation from a distance or the sincerity of devotion? And what if the latter was uncoupled by the effect of a deceptive potion? Finally, we watch the triumph of perseverance and honesty, even if the ‘furtive tear’ appearing in Adina’s sceptical eye takes a few attempts to transform into a torrent. A smooth dramaturgy of the most mysterious of human feelings, this work has not left the repertoire since its triumphant creation and among audiences it has caused great excitement for centuries. Donizetti’s masterpiece can be used like a musical elixir – to be consumed without moderation.

Valentina Nafornita
Adina
Paolo Fanale
Nemorino
Giorgio Caoduro
Belcore
Adriano Sinivia
Director

Libretto by Felice Romani based on the libretto by Eugène Scribe

First performed at the Teatro della Canobbiana in Milan, May 12, 1832

Editions G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH, Berlin

Adina
Valentina Nafornita
Nemorino
Paolo Fanale
Belcore
Giorgio Caoduro
Dulcamara
Adrian Sâmpetrean
Giannetta
Laurène Paternò
Conductor
Corrado Rovaris
Director
Adriano Sinivia
Set Design
Christian Taraborrelli
Costumes
Enzo Iorio
Lighting
Fabrice Kebour

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