Set amongst the olive groves of southern Italy, this witty and moving opera tells the story of a love rivalry between Nemorino, a pauper with a passionate heart, and Sergeant Belcore, who is a charming womaniser with a fantastically inflated ego. They vie for the heart of the beautiful, self-assured Adina, who is looking for a grand passion, reflected in her fascination with the story of Tristan and Isolde
. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time: 2hrs 45mins inclu. one intervalPerformers Lucy Crowe (Adina), Vittorio Grigolo (Nemorino), Bryn Terfel (Dulcamara), Levente Molnar (Belcore), Kiandra Howarth (Giannetta).
Music Donizetti. Producer Royal Opera House. Producer Opera National de Paris. Conductor Daniele Rustioni. Director Laurent Pelly. Design Chantal Thomas. Costume Laurent Pelly. Costume Donate Marchand (associate costume designer). Lighting Joel Adam. Company Royal Oera Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.