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Details

A Tuscan village, early 19th century. Inspired by the story of Tristan and Isolde, the shy young Nemorino buys potion from a quack, Dulcamara, in the hope of winning Adina. She seems to prefer Belcore, a sergeant of the garrison, and irritated by Nemorino's now apparent indifference towards her, she promises to marry Belcore immediately. Convinced that the elixir will take effect within 24 hours. Nemorino begs her to wait, but she refuses. Nemorino joins the army, using his enlisting bonus to buy another bottle of elixir. Finding himself suddenly surrounded by village girls , he presumes the elixir is working, unaware of the rumour that his uncle has died leaving him a large fortune. Adina feels intense envy and realises that it is Nemorino she really loves. Learning of his sacrifices, she redeems him from the army and the couple are married. Dulcamara capitalises on the apparent success of his elixir and does a roaring trade. Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Cast/Performers

Judith Howarth (Adina), Sean Ruane (Nemorino), Toby Stafford-Allen (Belcore), Donald Maxwell (Dulcamara), Kathryn Hannah (Gianetta)

Creatives/Company

Music: Donizetti
Lyrics: Romani
Producer: Opera Holland Park
Company: City of London Sinfonia
Conductor(s): Michael Lloyd, Bruno Cinquegrani (Jul 7)
Director: Annilese Miskimmon
Design: Peter Rice

The Elixir of Love

The Elixir of Love (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1660018572. Details of all The Elixir of Love archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1924

Archive Listings

1 Jul 05
to
16 Jul 05
Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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