Nemorino (except Nov 29)
Opens November 19
The Elixir of Love
By Gaetano Donizetti
November 19-December 9
Starting at $26
2 hours and 40 minutes with one intermission
In Vino Veritas. Riviera Style.
With no money, no confidence, and no hope of winning the hand of the alluring hotel owner Adina, the young waiter Nemorino entrusts his chance of romance to a quack salesman and a dubious bottle of. . . magic elixir.
Passions bubble to the surface in Gaetano Donizetti’s effervescent comedy The Elixir of Love, a quest for passion and romance on the sunny Mediterranean Riviera.
Director Daniel Slater and designer Robert Innes Hopkins create a sun-soaked world of pleasure where cocktails flow freely and hot-air balloons glide across the sky—a harkening back to Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, brought to musical life under the baton of conductor Ramón Tebar in his company debut.
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Lacking money, confidence and hope, a timid young waiter Nemorino gambles everything he has for a chance at an intoxicating romance with the alluring Adina.
Courtesy of Opera North
Audio clips are from the 2008 cast of The Elixir of Love with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Bruno Campanella.
“Quanto è bella, quanto è cara”/Ramón Vargas (Nemorino); “Elisir di sì perfetta”/Inva Mula (Adina) and the San Francisco Opera Chorus; “Ecco il magico liquore”/Alessandro Corbelli (Dulcamara) and Ramón Vargas (Nemorino); “Io son ricco e tu sei bella”/Alessandro Corbelli (Dulcamara) and Inva Mula (Adina); “Una furtiva lagrima”/Ramón Vargas (Nemorino)