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Run time: 2 hrs 15 min, 1 intermission
Sung in ITALIAN
Subtitles in English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
South African soprano Pretty Yende as the beautiful and wealthy Adina leads the cast in Otto Schenk’s production of Donizetti’s charming comedy. Liparit Avetisyan is Nemorino, Adina’s love-struck admirer, who pours out his heart in the moving aria “Una furtiva lagrima.” The cast also includes baritone Sergey Kaydalov as the swaggering Sergeant Belcore and Nicola Alaimo as the quack Dr. Dulcamara. Giacomo Sagripanti conducts.
Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848) was remarkably productive, composing more than 60 operas plus orchestral and chamber music, in a career abbreviated by mental illness and premature death.
Italian poet and scholar Felice Romani (1788 – 1865), wrote over 90 libretti and was considered the finest opera librettist of his day, collaborating most notably with Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. Romani based the plot of L'Elisir d'Amore on another opera, Daniel Auber's Le philtre (1831) with a libretto by Eugène Scribe.