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l’elisir d’amore

Opéra Bastille - from 25 October to 25 November 2018

l’elisir d’amore

Opera Gaetano Donizetti

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Opéra Bastille - from 25 October to 25 November 2018

2h45 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 25 October 2018

    Under 40 : 19 November 2018


In few words:

A village somewhere in the Italian countryside, a wayside inn on a road crossed by the occasional dog. Nothing more. Laurent Pelly’s production presents a deserted landscape in which the turbulent arrival of Doctor Dulcamara causes a sensation. And with good reason! He is said to be the inventor of a mysterious love potion… In opera, love philtres often provoke terrible tragedies. They also provide the pretext for this gentle comedy in which Sergeant Belcore and the timid Nemorino vie with each other for beautiful Adina’s heart. The stage is set! Bring on the music, which, if we are to believe Donizetti, was composed in a fortnight!

  • Opening
  • First part 75 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 60 mn
  • End


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Audio clips

L'Élixir d'amour (Saison 18/19)- Acte III - Lisette Oropesa, Gabriele Viviani

L'Élixir d'amour (Saison 18/19) - Acte I (Lisette Oropesa, Vittoro Grigolo)

L'Élixir d'amour (Saison 18/19)- Adriana Gonzalez et Choeurs

L'Élixir d'amour (Saison 18/19) - Acte II - Vittoro Grigolo

Media coverage

  • La production de prend pas une ride

    Classica, 26 janvier 2016
  • Une soirée d’une folle gaité

    Valeurs Actuelles, 12 novembre 2015
  • Les décors de Chantal Thomas sont parfaitement sentis et utilisés.

    Chantal Cazaux, ASOpera, 10 novembre 2015

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