The Elixir of Love (L’elisr d’amore)

The Elixir of Love (L’elisr d’amore)

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Opera in three Acts. Music by Gaetano Donizetti. Libretto by Felice Romani.

In a village somewhere in the northern Italy, a young, peasant, Nemorino, secretly loves the beautiful Adina who pays him no attention.  She instead promises to marry an opportunistic sergeant whose small army has arrived in the village. An itinerant and colorful quack, Dr. Dulcamara, arrives offering all kinds of medications, love potions and remedies.  By buying a love potion, One is a love potion. Nemorino sees it as his opportunity for gaining Adina’s love. With the only coin he owns, Nemorino asks Dulcamara to sell him the elixir (which is simple red wine) Happy to get it, Nemorino drinks the whole bottle and becomes intoxicated. Adina is surprised by his behavior insists she doesn’t love him and will soon marry the sergeant. A desperate Nemorino must buy more elixir but has no money. The sergeant reappears offering him money once he signs a contract to enlist in the army. Such a gesture moves Adina; realizing it is Nemorino who she really loves, she buys back his contract and declares her love.

The opera has beautiful music being one of the greatest belcanto Masterwork of Gaetano Donizetti. We well remember the famous aria “Una Furtiva Lagrima” sang by the great Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Tito Schipa and other great tenors to our days.

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Sat, Feb 19, 2022 @ 08:00 PM to
Sun, Feb 20, 2022 @ 04:00 PM

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