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L'elisir
d'amore

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Running
17. August–1. September
SCENE
Main Stage
Duration
2 h 45 min / 1 break

Romance, intoxication and slapstick

L'elisir d'amore is all about the wonderful intoxication of both love and wine. Italian composer Donizetti’s most beloved opera will make you warm and happy!

In love with the teacher

Director Oliver Mears places the action at a British college in the 1970s. The slightly nerdy student Nemorino falls madly in love with the young teacher Adina when he hears her read stories about Tristan, Isolde and the love potion that brings them together. But it appears that Nemorino does not have a chance, especially not when the handsome Sergeant Belcore shows up to enlist young men for service. That’s when the science teacher and quack Dulcamara propose a quick fix in the form of a love potion!

A beloved opera

Donizetti wrote L'elisir d'amore in a little less than six weeks and the story mirrored his own life: like Nemorino, Donizetti avoided being drafted into military service because a wealthy woman bought him out. The opera premiered in Milan in 1832 and was an immediate success.

Sparkling melodies

Like Rossini and Bellini, Donizetti is referred to as a representative of the bel canto style. Bel canto is Italian for ‘beautiful singing’, but also refers to a period in opera history and a special type of opera singing in which the singers demonstrate their skills in impressive runs and sparkling melodies.

Based on a production by the Northern Ireland Opera

Free introduction one hour before the performance

SUMMER PROMOTION!

30% discount, up to 4 tickets to L’elisir d’amor
Promotion code: sommer2019
Valid 20 June–17 Aug.

 

Artistic team and roles

  • Music
    Gaetano Donizetti
  • Libretto
    Felice Romani
  • Conductor
    Daniel Smith
  • Director
    Oliver Mears
  • Set design
    Annemarie Woods
  • Costumes
    Ilona Karas
  • Lighting design
    Kevin Treacy
  • Performers
    The Opera Chorus, The Opera Orchestra
Roles
  • Nemorino
    Luis Gomes
    17. Aug 2019
    20. Aug 2019
    25. Aug 2019
    30. Aug 2019
    1. Sep 2019
  • Adina
    Andrea Carroll
    17. Aug 2019
    20. Aug 2019
    25. Aug 2019
    30. Aug 2019
    1. Sep 2019
  • Belcore
    Andrei Kymach
    17. Aug 2019
    20. Aug 2019
    25. Aug 2019
    30. Aug 2019
    1. Sep 2019
  • Dulcamara
    Günes Gürle
    17. Aug 2019
    20. Aug 2019
    25. Aug 2019
    30. Aug 2019
    1. Sep 2019
  • Gianetta
    Lydia Hoen Tjore
    17. Aug 2019
    20. Aug 2019
    25. Aug 2019
    30. Aug 2019
    1. Sep 2019

Multimedia

Price
100–795 kr
Language
Italian
Subtitles
English and Norwegian
Velg selv
Forestillingen kan inngå i Velg selv-abo.
  • Saturday 17. August
    18.00 / Main Stage
  • Tuesday 20. August
    19.00 / Main Stage
  • Sunday 25. August
    18.00 / Main Stage
  • Friday 30. August
    19.00 / Main Stage
  • Sunday 1. September
    18.00 / Main Stage