L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), 2009

L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), 2009

Donizetti’s sun-drenched, small-town comedy makes a joyful return in Annabel Arden’s production.

Extra content - L'elisir d'amore: explore with Alexandra
Opera Specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to musicologist Dr Flora Willson and novelist Amanda Craig to explore Donizetti’s blissful big-hearted opera.

L'elisir d'amore was the Opera of the Month for June 2022.

Photo: Simon Annand

L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), 2009
  • L'elisir d'amore - full opera

    Sophisticated and wealthy, Adina is the toast of her small Italian town. Country boy Nemorino loves her, but she only has eyes for Belcore, the smooth-talking sergeant who has swept her off her feet.

    So when a travelling doctor arrives in town Nemorino pins all his hopes on a magical love potion...

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  • L'elisir d'amore: explore with Alexandra

    Donizetti's blissful big-hearted L'elisir d'amore throws an operatic spanner in the works, proving that comedy can be romantic too with a capital 'R' as well as a small one.

    Alexandra Coghlan talks to musicologist Dr Flora Willson and novelist Amanda Craig to explore the opera.