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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.

Performers Elena Xanthoudakis (Adina), Edgaras Montvidas (Nemorino), Marcin Bronikowski (Belcore), Francesco Facini (Dr Dulcamara), Sarah Redgwick (Giannetta).
Music Donizetti. Lyrics Romani. Company Scottish Opera. Director Oliver Platt. Conductor Francesco Corti. Conductor Derek Clark (Perth). Conductor James Grossmith (Nov 4/6). Lighting Mark Howland. Design Oliver Townsend.

The Elixir of Love

The Elixir of Love (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T363542002. Details of all The Elixir of Love archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1924

Archive Listings

29 Oct 16Brunton Theatre
Musselburgh
East Lothian
25 Oct 16Perth Theatre
Perth
Perth and Kinross
18 Oct 16Beacon Arts Centre (formerly Arts Guild Theatre)
Greenock
Inverclyde

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