L'elisir D'amore Tickets

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

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L'ESISIR D'AMORE

Booking Period 18 November - 13 December 2014

Running Time 2 Hours and 45 Minutes including 1 interval

There will be cameras filming in the auditorium on 22 (matinee) and 26 November.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Laurent Pelly's acclaimed production of Donizetti's opera radiates tenderness, humour and southern sunshine.

L'elisir d'amore is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas. It combines a touching love story and hilarious comedy with beautiful music, including the much-loved aria 'Una furtiva lagrima'. The opera's premiere in Milan in 1832 was a triumph and secured Donizetti's place as one of the leading Italian opera composers of his day.

The Royal Opera's charming production is set in the sun-drenched countryside of 1950s Italy, complete with haystacks, Vespas and even a stray dog. It is injected with lively, visual humour, from Nemorino's tipsy clowning to Dulcamara's lumbering truck from which he sells his quack remedies. Donizetti deftly brings his characters alive with a sparkling score: Nemorino's love for Adina is expressed through lyrical arias; Adina's animated, flamboyant style softens as her feelings towards Nemorino begin to change - and all the while Dulcamara endlessly chatters away with irrepressible self-belief.

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