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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.

Music Donizetti. Lyrics Romani.

Archive listings for The Elixir of Love

Work type: Opera or Operetta. There are performances of this work in the listings (current and future) database, see The Elixir of Love

T363542002 (BEACONARTS16)

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).
29 Oct 16Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
listing details L1144868420
25 Oct 16Perth Theatre, Perth :: V637
listing details L1767587965
18 Oct 16Beacon Arts Centre (formerly Arts Guild Theatre), Greenock :: V1047
listing details L0491221675

T856764957 (CARRIAGEWORKS15)

Presented byLeeds Youth Opera.
8 Jul 15The Carriageworks, Leeds :: V1666392263
listing details L172558348

T01452234954 (KINGSHEAD14)

Running time: 2hrs (inclu. interval)Company OperaUpClose. Director Valentina Ceschi. Musical Director John Gibbons. Design Kate Lane. Costume Kate Lane. Lighting Benjamin Polya.
2 Dec 14 to 13 Dec 14The King's Head Theatre, Inner London :: V235
listing details L1758671401

T652320365 (COLIWESTEND11)

Running time: 2hrs 30mins.Producer English National Opera. Conductor Rory Macdonald. Director Jonathan Miller (original director). Director Elaine Tyler-Hall (revival director). Design Isabella Bywater. Lighting Hans-Atke Sjoquist. Translation Kelley Rourke. Performer Ben Johnson (Nemorino). Performer Lucy Crowe (Adina). Performer Benedict Nelson (Belcore). Performer Andrew Shore (Dulcamara - Sep 15-Oct 1). Performer William Robert Allenby (Dulcamara - Oct 4/6/8). Performer Ella Kirkpatrick (Gianetta).
15 Sep 11 to 8 Oct 11London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L0995711076

T1105898678 (KEYPETERBOROUGH10)

Company Peterborough Opera.
28 Oct 10 to 30 Oct 10Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
listing details L1348615593

T199444217 (PRESTON10)

Prepare to be transported to the Wild West in Preston Opera’s adaptation of an old favourite with a modern twist. Sympathetically transformed from its original setting of a small Italian village to the streets of Wild West during the Californian gold rush, we follow the amusing attempts of the young, hapless love-struck Nemorino, whose tries to win the lovely Adina’s affection with a magic love potion (which is little more than cheap plonk). Complete with soldiers, saloon girls, and the town sheriff, The Elixir of Love features a strong principal cast supported by the vocal talents of Preston Opera’s chorus, and promises to be a truly memorable performance ideal for all the family.Company Preston Opera.
29 Apr 10 to 2 May 10Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Preston :: V524
listing details L1396241880

T724729093 (COLI10)

Scenery and costumes provided by New York City Opera and originally created for the Royal Swedish Opera. Running time: 2hrs 25minsProducer English National Opera. Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. Director Jonathan Miller. Design Isabella Bywater. Lighting Hans Ake Sjoquist. Translation Kelley Rourke. Performer Sarah Tynan (Adina). Performer John Tessier (Nemorino). Performer Andrew Shore (Belcore). Performer Julia Sporsen (Giannetta).
12 Feb 10 to 23 Mar 10London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L01862731884

T02966231 (SCOTOP09)

Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Revival of 1994 Production.Company Scottish Opera. Conductor Maurizio Barbacini. Director Giles Havergal. Design Russell Craig. Choreographer Terry John Bates. Lighting Gerry Jenkinson. Performer Elena Xanthoudakis (Adina). Performer Edgaras Montvidas (Nemorino). Performer Marcin Bronikowski (Belcore). Performer Francesco Facini (Dr Dulcamara). Performer Sarah Redgwick (Gianetta).
22 Nov 09 to 26 Nov 09Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
listing details L01471753528

T1766795856 (WNO09)

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Run time approx. 2hrs 45mins.Company Opera North. Conductor Rory Macdonald. Director Daniel Slater. Design Robert Innes Hopkins. Performer Dimitri Pittas (Nemorino). Performer Camilla Roberts (Adina). Performer Roland Wood (Belcore). Performer Neal Davies (Dulcamara).
16 Apr 09 to 18 Apr 09Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
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7 Apr 09Grand Theatre, Swansea :: V831
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2 Apr 09 to 4 Apr 09Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
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26 Mar 09 to 28 Mar 09Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
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19 Mar 09 to 21 Mar 09Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre), Llandudno :: V848
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12 Mar 09 to 14 Mar 09Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
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5 Mar 09 to 7 Mar 09Theatre Royal, Plymouth :: V895
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12 Feb 09 to 27 Feb 09Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
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T01843133210 (GRDSWANSEA08)

Sung in EnglishCompany Swansea City Opera.
24 Mar 09Fairfield Hall, Outer London :: V295
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15 Feb 09Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
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14 Feb 09Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
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5 Feb 09The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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24 Nov 08Grand Theatre, Swansea :: V831
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5 Nov 08Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage :: V53
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T1296943453 (SUFFOLK08)

Company Suffolk Opera.
13 Nov 08 to 15 Nov 08Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
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T88664645 (OPNORTH07)

Running time 2hrs 30mins. Sung in EnglishCompany Opera North. Translation David Parry. Conductor Tecwyn Evans. Director Daniel Slater. Design Robert Innes Hopkins. Costume Robert Innes Hopkins. Lighting Simon Mills. Choreographer Tim Claydon. Performer Anna Ryberg (Adina). Performer Peter Savidge (Doctor Dulcamara). Performer Andrew Kennedy (Nemorino). Performer Riccardo Simonetti (Belcore). Performer Susanna Andersson (Gianetta).
14 May 07 to 16 May 07Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
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9 Mar 07Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
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28 Feb 07 to 2 Mar 07The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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21 Feb 07 to 23 Feb 07Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
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26 Jan 07 to 17 Feb 07Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L98532246

T395575168 (PIMLICO05)

Sung in English. [Pimlico Opera]'s production takes place in a 1950's northern factory town.Company Pimlico Opera. Translation Amanda Holden. Director Martin Constantine. Performer Freddie Tong (Dulcarama). Performer Nick Sharratt (Nemorino). Performer James McOran-Campbell (Belcore). Performer Katherine Wiles (Adina). Performer Claire Bessent (Gianetta).
27 Oct 05New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme :: V119
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26 Oct 05St Georges Music Trust, Bristol :: V01175950987
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22 Oct 05Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks :: V688
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18 Oct 05Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury :: V673
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15 Oct 05The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh :: V1715203224
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13 Oct 05Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen :: V555
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5 Oct 05Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
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2 Oct 05The Customs House, South Shields :: V575
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1 Oct 05The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
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29 Sep 05Empire Theatre, Consett :: V1117
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25 Sep 05Palace Theatre, Mansfield :: V453
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23 Sep 05Alive Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn :: V68
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21 Sep 05Exmouth Pavilion, Exmouth :: V1759026987
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19 Sep 05The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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17 Sep 05The Lilian Baylis Theatre, Inner London :: V236
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16 Sep 05The Point, Southampton :: V1114
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T1660018572 (HOLLAND05)

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1 Jul 05 to 16 Jul 05Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
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T862442341 (KENNET03)

Company Kennet Opera.
11 Nov 03 to 15 Nov 03Corn Exchange, Newbury :: V732
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T085947909 (WEXFORD03)

Sung in Italian.Corporate Sponsor Frank Keane Holdings. Director Rosetta Cucchi.
19 Oct 03 to 2 Nov 03The National Opera House, Wexford :: V1850998411
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The Love Potion - T1164429859

Sung in English.Company Pegasus Opera.
1 May 03 to 3 May 03Bloomsbury Theatre, Inner London :: V170
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25 Apr 03Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
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23 Apr 03 to 24 Apr 03Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
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15 Apr 03 to 16 Apr 03Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
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11 Apr 03 to 12 Apr 03Courtyard, Hereford :: V101
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4 Apr 03Corn Exchange, Newbury :: V732
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T1991152921 (WNO03)

New Production. Sung in English. Approximate running time 2 hrs 35 minsCompany Welsh National Opera. Conductor Julian Smith. Director Daniel Slater. Design Robert Innes Hopkins. Lighting Simon Mills. Choreographer Vanessa Gray. Performer Natalie Christie (Adina). Performer Gwyn Hughes Jones (Nemorino). Performer David Kempster (Belcore). Performer Neal Davies (Dulcamara).
17 Apr 03Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool :: V534
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2 Apr 03 to 4 Apr 03Grand Theatre, Swansea :: V831
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28 Mar 03Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
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21 Mar 03Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
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4 Mar 03 to 8 Mar 03Playhouse Theatre, Cheltenham :: V92
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27 Feb 03 to 28 Feb 03General, General :: V1271
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Company Clonter Opera. Director Geoffrey Dolton. Design Elroy Ashmore. Conductor Michael Rosewell. Performer Sine Bundgaard. Performer Jason Bridges. Performer Matthias Hausmann. Performer Shannon Foley. Performer Lara Martins.
26 Jul 02 to 5 Oct 02Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton :: V1085
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13 Apr 02 to 4 May 02London Coliseum, West End :: V376
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T1036620947 (MIDLAND01)

Sung in EnglishCompany Midland Music Makers.
13 Nov 01 to 17 Nov 01Crescent Theatre, Birmingham :: V144
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T0838997630 (NEWSUS01)

Sung in EnglishCompany New Sussex Opera.
14 Oct 01Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
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20 Sep 01 to 22 Sep 01Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton :: V653
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T794816366 (PRESENT01)

Company Present Opera.
22 Aug 01 to 24 Aug 01Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
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T01094191341 (SHEFF01)

Company Sheffield City Opera.
19 Jul 01 to 21 Jul 01Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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T2033396198 (OPSW01)

Company Opera South West. Director Paul Hopkin. Director Derek Kitt (music).
12 Jun 01 to 16 Jun 01Theatre Royal, Plymouth :: V895
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New Production - Sung in English.Company Opera North. Conductor David Parry. Conductor Dominic Wheeler. Director Daniel Slater. Design Robert Innes Hopkins. Lighting Simon Mills. Performer Mary Hegarty (Adina). Performer Paul Nilon (Nemorino). Performer Richard Whitehouse (Belcore). Performer Chrisopher Purves (Dr Dulcamara).
8 Mar 01 to 10 Mar 01Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
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27 Feb 01 to 1 Mar 01Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
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20 Feb 01 to 22 Feb 01The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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13 Feb 01 to 15 Feb 01Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
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21 Dec 00 to 6 Feb 01Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
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T886296052 (SCOTOP00)

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.Company Scottish Opera. Conductor Richard Farnes. Conductor Fergus Sheil. Director Giles Havergal. Design Russell Craig. Choreographer Terry John Bates. Lighting Gerry Jenkinson. Performer Barry Banks (Nemorino). Performer Lisa Milne (Adina). Performer Simon Thorpe (Belcore). Performer Donato Di Stafano (Dulcamara). Performer Rachel Hynes (Gianetta). Performer Mary Callan Clarke. Performer Chris Delaney.
17 Nov 00 to 18 Nov 00Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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7 Nov 00 to 8 Nov 00Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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3 Nov 00 to 4 Nov 00His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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17 Oct 00 to 28 Oct 00Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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Company The Garden Opera Company. Translation Amanda Holden. Director Peter Bridges (artistic and musical). Director Martin Lloyd-Evans. Design Dulcie Best.
23 Aug 00 to 30 Aug 00General, Inner London :: V1231
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16 Aug 00General, Inner London :: V1231
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T1661656960 (OPERA00)

Company Opera Theatre Company.
11 Aug 00Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen :: V555
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T0938656299 (HP99)

Sung in Italian.Director Terry John Bates. Conductor Tommaso Placidi. Company European Chamber Opera.
22 Jun 99 to 3 Jul 99Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
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22 Jun 99 to 3 Jul 99Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre, Inner London :: V203
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Company Surrey Opera. Conductor Jonathan Butcher. Director Mark Hathaway.
24 Jun 99Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks :: V688
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T1948986755 (MTK99)

Company Music Theatre Kernow.
5 Jun 99Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
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T0847090824 (MTK99)

Company Music Theatre Kernow.
28 May 99 to 29 May 99Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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22 May 99Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
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22 May 99Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
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19 May 99Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple :: V883
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19 May 99Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple :: V883
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13 May 99Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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13 May 99Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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T1212825648 (PO99)

Company Preston Opera.
14 Apr 99 to 17 Apr 99Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Preston :: V524
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T1116503284 (GO98)

Company Guildford Opera.
25 Nov 98 to 28 Nov 98G-Live, Guildford :: V0839845247
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T243888022 (UKENT98)

Company University of Kent. Conductor Susan Wanless. Director Chris Blackwood. Design Simon Roberts. Lighting Dee Ashworth. Performer Alison Rae Jones. Performer Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks. Performer Jozik Koc. Performer Deryck Hamon.
30 Jun 98 to 4 Jul 98Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury :: V673
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T01536666334 (ENO97)

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26 Jan 98 to 17 Mar 98London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L1197952162

T0398252786 (ROH97)

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Run time approx 160mins.Company Royal Opera. Conductor Evelino Pido. Director John Copley. Design Beni Montresor. Performer Angela Gheorghiu. Performer Deborah York. Performer Jose Bros. Performer Natale de Carolis. Performer Bruno Pola.
22 Apr 97 to 9 May 97Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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6 Nov 08 to 15 Nov 08Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Inner London :: V1170
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14 Mar 03Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
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