VenueBeacon Arts Centre (formerly Arts Guild Theatre)
Other spaces: Custom House Quay
From18th October 2016
To18th October 2016
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The Elixir of Love

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.
Music Donizetti
Lyrics Romani

Archive :: production:T363542002, opera or operetta:S1924, venue:V1047

Production details

Beacon Theatre


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
Performer Elena Xanthoudakis (Adina)
Performer Edgaras Montvidas (Nemorino)
Performer Marcin Bronikowski (Belcore)
Performer Francesco Facini (Dr Dulcamara)
Performer Sarah Redgwick (Giannetta)

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