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Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore

Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore

Nemorino is in love with the fickle Adina, who refuses to marry him. When Sergeant Belcore proposes to her too, Nemorino is desperate enough to put his faith in the love potion that worked for Queen Isolde, sold by the dubious Dr Dulcamara. But it takes 24 hours to work, and Adina and Belcore's wedding is the next day. Several plot twists, and many wonderful melodies later, all ends happily ever after.

Laurent Pelly's production for the Royal Opera House stars Aleksandra Kurzak, Stefano Secco and Ludovic Tezier, under the baton of Mikko Franck. Tom Service presents, and is joined in the box by Italian opera expert Professor Roger Parker to guide us through one of Donizetti's most popular works.

Nemorino ...... Stefano Secco (tenor)
Adina ...... Aleksandra Kurzak (soprano)
Belcore ...... Ludovic Tézier (baritone)
Giannetta ...... Kishani Jayasinghe (soprano)
Dulcamara ...... Paolo Gavanelli (baritone)

Royal Opera Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Mikko Franck (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 1 Dec 2007 18:30