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L'Elisir d'amore


L’elisir d’amore

His name is Nemorino (hormone-ridden, little brain, big heart), her name is Adina (shrewd and seductive, but all in all a gentle soul), the other’s name is Belcore (big mouth, slightly rude) and the fourth one is Dulcamara (a true swindler, who is nonetheless harmless). All four are observed through the eyes of a choir, occasionally laid-back or gossipy, to complete the picture of one of the most delicate and tender musical comedies in history. Felice Romani’s libretto is matched by the stirring and masterly music of Gaetano Donizetti, uniquely capable of creating an elixir which touches the heart (“Una furtiva lagrima”), brings love (“Quanto è bella, quanto è cara”) and entertains (“Udite, udite, o rustici”) both audiences and protagonists on stage, after almost two centuries.


  • Saturday 21 JULY ore 21:00
  • Friday 27 JULY ore 21:00
  • Sunday 5 AUGUST ore 21:00
  • Friday 10 AUGUST ore 21:00
  • Conductor
    Francesco Lanzillotta
  • Direction
    Damiano Michieletto
  • Scenes
    Paolo Fantino
  • Costumes
    Silvia Aymonino
  • Lights
    Alessandro Carletti
  • Characters and Performers:
  • Adina
    Mariangela Sicilia
  • Nemorino
    John Osborn
  • Belcore
    Iurii Samoilov
  • Dulcamara
    Alex Esposito
  • Giannetta
    Francesca Benitez

Production by Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía di Valencia and Teatro Real di Madrid